ADHD Continues To Be The Most Misunderstood And Controversial Diagnosis Despite ADHD Awareness Efforts
Despite our best efforts, ADHD continues to be the most misunderstood condition of all time. Parents are often blamed for their children's behaviors and traditional treatment is seen as drugging our youth. These kids need love, not more negativity.
Tampa, FL (I-Newswire) October 21, 2013 - ADHD Awareness Day has garnered such great attention over the past few years that this congressionally recognized day in the US has grown to a week, a month, and now has reached an Internationally celebrated event. Here in the United States, ADHD Awareness Day typically happens sometime in mid- to late-October.
Celebrated as a time to raise awareness and educate the masses about Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), also commonly known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), there are still many who believe this is nothing more than a fictitious disease. Common conspiracy theorists believe that ADHD is nothing more than an excuse for bad parenting, lack of discipline, allowing the schools to exercise more control over difficult students, and for an entire industry to profit off of the needless drugging of children.
The argument can certainly be made for that perspective, but on the other hand, there are countless children across the world who face very real challenges. Dr. Rory F. Stern, best-selling author and behavior therapist tells us, "ADHD is a very real condition that presents children and adults alike with very real challenges." While his message may sound traditional, Dr. Stern differs in his approach than most of his colleagues.
"I believe these children are greatly misunderstood. ADHD should not be looked at as a deficit, disorder, or illness, but rather as differences," Dr. Stern says. "The fact is that while these children face real challenges, they all have the potential to be very successful in life if we just accept their differences and support them, rather than trying to save them or change them."
Dr. Stern's beliefs might not be mainstream, but many people are listening to and appreciative of what he has to say. Just ask the tens of thousands of families he has helped and offers support to through his various services online.
In addition to a specialized concierge practice, where Stern helps families all over the world by taking advantage of the latest technologies, he also offers support through a very vibrant, active, and growing Facebook community, Help Your ADHD Child.
Through this community, parents are able to ask questions, get feedback, and tap into the collective knowledge of over 13,000 Moms, Dads, and loved ones from around the world.
Parents interested in learning more about Dr. Stern's approach are encouraged to join the discussion online at http://www.Facebook.com/HelpYourADHDChild. Dr. Stern also hosts a weekly podcast available on iTunes and regularly speaks on the topic of ADHD and children.
About Help Your ADHD Child
Help Your ADHD Child
Rory F. Stern, PsyD
3837 Northdale Blvd., #311
Phone : 781-258-6704
Published On:October 21, 2013
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