Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD

Interesting perspectives and alternatives

Read the full article here and you decide: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/suffer-the-children/201203/why-french-kids-dont-have-adhd

Psychology Today published this article. It provides an entirely different approach to understanding and treating ADHD. For example:

“In the United States, at least 9% of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, the percentage of kids diagnosed and medicated for ADHD is less than .5%. How come the epidemic of ADHD—which has become firmly established in the United States—has almost completely passed over children in France?”

French children are as successful or academically more successful than US children. So is there something to this?

Heartwarming, compelling, and motivating.

A case study by Dr. Shane Perrault
[Dr. Shane Perrault is a contributing editor for Psychology Today]. See the full story at http://www.playattention.com/jasmine-announced-plans-attend-elite-college/
Athletic, creative, dynamic, charming; yet discouraged, unfocused and crest-fallen – she came into my office 4 years earlier, fearful she wouldn’t be able to obtain the 2.0 GPA needed to try out for team sports. Even worse, if she couldn’t compete in sports, then why bother with school? Sports were the only success she knew.

When I asked Jasmine about her grades, she responded “well I got a ‘C’,” lowering her head when asked if the “C” was the good or bad news. Next, I asked, “So what are you good at?” Lighting up like a Christmas tree, she responded “Swimming! I want to be an Olympian. No one can catch me in the water, I swim like a dolphin.”

[Dr. Shane Perrault is a contributing editor for Psychology Today]. See the full story at http://www.playattention.com/jasmine-announced-plans-attend-elite-college/