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The ICNU Framework: A New Way to Look at ADHD

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William Dodson, MD, is the original creator of the interest, challenge, novelty, urgency (ICNU) framework. Read more about Dodson’s insights here, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an incredibly misunderstood and stigmatized condition.

For many years, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria for ADHD did not extend to adulthood, and mental health professionals perpetuated the false belief children with ADHD would simply outgrow the condition.

This is an incredibly ableist and narrow-minded view of how mental wellness is impacted by our environment and can naturally fluctuate over the lifespan.

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