Ok, so I decided to write this blog post, about the benefits of ADHD.

For those of you that don’t know, ADHD is short for ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’.

Well for starters the wording of the ‘condition’, doesn’t exactly scream positivity.

Take the word ‘Deficit’ for example, which conveys that something is lacking or missing.

The word ‘Disorder’ doesn’t exactly sell ADHD as a positive asset either.

When most people hear ADHD mentioned, they imagine naughty hyperactive children, unable to sit still.

That however is a stereotype, and not often accurate.

There are three types of ADHD, and even those are just general classifications.

Firstly there is the hyperactive type, which most people would recognise as ADHD.

Inattentive ADHD however is also a type of ADHD.

Someone with inattentive ADHD is typically quite dreamy and quiet. They may seem in a world of their own.

Most often inattentive ADHD is found more in girls and women, than boys and men, but exists in both sexes.

Why inattentive ADHD occurs more in girls and women, could possibly be down to upbringing, at least that is what I have read.

The argument is that many societies consider it more acceptable for boys to be loud and hyperactive, whereas not so for girls.

The third type of ADHD is a mixture of the previous two characteristics.

So why do I believe there are ADHD benefits when the media portrays it as negative.

Well, first let’s look at the typical characteristics of a person with ADHD.

A quick Google search revealed a list of ADHD characteristics, aimed at teachers.

According to the website, the characteristics of students with ADHD are as follows:

Students with ADHD have poorly sustained attention.

A diminished persistence with tasks, that don’t have immediate consequences.

Students often shift from one uncompleted task to another.

Impulsivity, and a poor delay of gratification.

Impaired adherence to commands to regulate or inhibit behavior in social contexts.

Impaired adherence to commands to regulate or inhibit behavior in social contexts.

The students are more active and restless, compared with other children.

Often talks excessively.

..to be continued..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by Craig Miles

Craig Miles