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ADHD Has Advantages

Jul 13, 2015

ADHD is said to be the most overly diagnosed and medicated condition in mental health. In just twenty years there’s been a tripling of ADHD rates. It is now diagnosed in 11% of children ages 4 through 17, with about half of those kids on medication. 

According to Dale Archer, new science and research suggest that the medical community and society are looking at this diagnosis all wrong. In his book The ADHD Advantage: What You Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your Greatest Strength he points out some of the inherent advantages that go along with the ADHD trait. Some of the strengths include a sense of adventure, endless curiosity, and the ability to maintain a sense of calm amid chaos. 

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GUEST:

  • Dale Archer – author of The ADHD Advantage: What You Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your Greatest Strength

MUSIC:

  • “Gne Gne,” Montefiori Cocktail
  • “The Cool, Cool River,” Paul Simon
  • “You Can't Run But,” Paul Simon

Jonathan McNicol contributed to this show.