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Newspapers ran these argumentative headlines: "Some Skeptical of Surge in Attention-Deficit Diagnoses" and "Overreacting to Attention Deficit Disorder" (Perkins A1, Vatz 82). And before I began learning about ADHD, I too was a media-driven skeptic. But, as with most things, knowledge begets understanding...
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And before I began learning about ADHD, I too was a media-driven skeptic. But, as with most things, knowledge begets understanding. "3-5% of school-age children are affected by ADHD. Hyperactivity is easy to spot, and more boys than girls tend to be hyperactivity. If one person in a family has ADHD, there is a good chance that someone else in the family had or has it too...
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