Myth: Non-medical approaches, such as biofeedback, are effective in treating ADD. Reality: Most specialists, even non-medical professionals, now acknowledge that stimulant medication is the “gold standard” for the treatment of ADD. Certainly, other interventions, such as counseling, coaching, and behavior modification, are useful in tandem with medication. But science has not shown that biofeedback (recently […]
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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.