The symptoms of ADHD foster important traits associated with entrepreneurship. That conclusion was reached in a study conducted by an international team of economists, who found that entrepreneurs with ADHD embrace new experiences and demonstrate passion and persistence. Their intuitive decision making in situations involving uncertainty was seen by the researchers as a reason for reassessing existing economic models.
When people who look at me differently, talk down to me, or judge me because of “my illness” (as some call ADHD), I push back.
I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 29. Back then, ADHD was thought to be a disorder found only in boys. I wasn’t a problem in school. I was a “social butterfly” as some teachers called me. Others teachers yelled at me to pay attention, or told me I needed to apply myself or that I could do better.
An expert on attention deficit and learning disabilities talks about the biology behind ADHD and why it’s sometimes so difficult to diagnose and treat symptoms in children.
What Does ADHD Look Like?
In my 40 years as a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I have treated thousands of youngsters. With some children, I am able to make a quick evaluation about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and outline a course of ADHD treatment.
For years we have been the only organisation advocating and creating awareness around the issue of Adults and ADHD.