Myth: The existence of ADD can be determined by psychological and/or physiological testing. Reality: According to CH.A.D.D., the major national organization which deals with ADD, there is no definitive test for ADD, not a pencil and paper psychological test, a computer test, a blood test, or an x-ray. PET Scans have documented certain changes in […]
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Myths and Realities About A.D.D.
- Myth: There is no such thing as A.D.D.
- Myth: Poor diet and/or environmental conditions are responsible for ADD.
- Myth: People with ADD are always “hyper.”
- Myth: People with ADD tend to be unintelligent
- Myth: Non-medical approaches are effective in treating ADD.
- Myth: Medication for ADD can lead to drug abuse and addiction.
- Myth: Compensating for ADD is unfair to other people.
- Myth: ADD occurs much more in boys than in girls.
- Myth: ADD is being over diagnosed.
- Myth: ADD goes away with age usually around puberty.
- Myth: ADD can be determined by psychological and/or physiological testing.