Sunday 12 October 2014

ADHD: Is it a Disease?

Or just a description of attributes that ALL of us suffer from at times?


  • Difficulty paying attention to details and a tendency to make mistakes at school or other activities, producing work that is often messy and careless.
  • Easily distracted by irrelevant stimuli and frequently interrupting ongoing tasks to attend to trivial noises or events that are usually ignored by others.
  • Inability to sustain attention on tasks or activities..
  • Difficulty finishing schoolwork or paperwork or performing tasks that require concentration.
  • Procrastination.
  • Disorganized work habits.
  • Forgetfulness in daily activities.
  • Failure to complete tasks such as homework or chores.

Dr Bruce Perry recently described ADHD with this statement:
"It is best thought of as a description. If you look at how you end up with that label, it is remarkable because any of us at any given time would fit at least a couple of those criteria."

There is a lot of research out there that indicates exercise is a fabulous tool in the regulation of many of those listed 'symptoms'.

EXercise IS Therapy

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