ADD / ADHD, Web/Tech

Thom Hartmann: ADHD and Girls

Thom Hartman is a psychotherapist and author who works extensively with ADHD suffers. He has a good article on how society’s perceptions influence boys and girls with ADHD differently.
In our culture, boys are encouraged to act out their need for aliveness – to build, conquer, destroy, change, form and reform everything from the physical to the social to the religious. Thus, those boys with an intensely strong need to know their own aliveness are the most visible – they’re constantly self-stimulating through interactions with the world around them. When they have functional ways to do this they’re called gifted or bright or accomplished; when they find dysfunctional ways to meet their need for aliveness, they’re called hyperactive (or worse)“.