Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a confusing, contradictory, inconsistent, and frustrating condition. It is overwhelming to people who live with it every day.
The diagnostic criteria that have been used for the last 40 years leave many people wondering whether they have the condition or not.
Diagnosticians have long lists of symptoms to sort through and check off. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has 18 criteria, and other symptom lists cite as many as 100 traits.Practitioners, including myself, have been trying to establish a simpler, clearer way to understand the impairments of ADHD.Read more on additudemag.com