What is this ADHD? .
First lets look at the formal definition of ADHD. Below are couple of definitions from different websites.
From add.org -> “ADHD is a highly genetic, brain-based syndrome that has to do with the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors.”
From Dr Hallowell (Top Doctor for ADHD) -> “ADHD is a neurological condition that is usually genetically transmitted. It is characterized by distractibility, impulsivity and restlessness or hyperactivity. These symptoms are present from childhood on, and with a much greater intensity than in the everyday person, so that they interfere with everyday functioning.”
When you look at the above definitions you might think this is some kind of disorder etc. It may be from the clinical definition. If you have heard (most probably not – unless you are my friend or you know some one with ADHD) about this word then most probably you would think this some problem with children with hyper activity and impulsiveness, etc. But actually this is a bigger problem in Adults !!. But when it comes to adults we may write off saying he/she is not “focused” or “not stable” or “addictive” etc. Lot more goes behind the scenes. Really lot more. Since most often we don’t understand the scientific aspects esp when it comes to personalities we simply try to generalize the real issues.
I will write lot of details on this topic as we move forward. But for today, try to think of any person whom you know might have ADHD symptoms. The surprising and good news is that this is NOT a disorder really…this is a “Creative” gene type. Yes it is !!. More will come …