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Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD | Inclusive Education |

French child psychiatrists, in contrast with their American counterparts, view ADHD as a medical condition that has psycho-social and situational causes. Instead of treating children's focusing and behavioral problems with drugs, French doctors prefer to look for the underlying issue that is causing the child distress—not in the child's brain but in the child's social context. They then choose to treat the underlying social context problem with psychotherapy or family counseling. This is a very different way of seeing things from the American tendency to attribute all symptoms to a biological dysfunction such as a chemical imbalance in the child's brain.

Via Maggie Rouman
Marie Schoeman's insight:

What is of concern is that there is an alarming tendency in certain societies to pathologise certain aspects of normal childhood behaviour!

Maggie Rouman's curator insight, May 19, 2013 12:21 PM

Interesting perspective...


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» 12 Best Tips for Coping with ADHD - World of Psychology

» 12 Best Tips for Coping with ADHD  - World of Psychology | Inclusive Education |
1. Accept your diagnosis. ADHD is not a death sentence, said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “It is simply a way the brain is wired.”

Accepting your diagnosis is key because it paves the way to positive action, such as learning about ADHD and finding strategies that work for you. As he said, “Acceptance does not mean that you love every aspect of something. It means that you recognize that it is what it is.”

Click through to read 11 more great tips…

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