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Clueless 102: Don’t Debunk ADHD Until You Know What It Is

Another ‘ADHD doesn’t exist’ article recently oozed from the blogosphere and stained the Internet with a combination of error and cruelty. Bad science–no matter how oft-repeated or popular the conclusion–is still bad science. I’ve loved science ever since I was a little

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Hunting, Novelty and the Myth of a Natural Fix for ADHD

“People with ADHD have novelty-seeking brains that are better-adapted to hunting for prey on the savanna than for attending school.” This time-worn gospel truth was recently repeated in the New York Times in “A Natural Fix for ADHD”, and it

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This Neanderthal Reflects on “A Natural Fix for ADHD”

The New York Times is once again trying to be relevant and cutting edge in the ADHD discussion. The latest article is another confusing, unhelpful disappointment. The article is entitled “A Natural Fix for ADHD”. You might be forgiven for

Posted in ADD, ADHD, ADHD myths, Clueless, treatment

Side Effects Are Pretty Normal

Almost everyone asks me about side effects when I prescribe a medication, which is very smart of everyone. But not everyone asks the very brilliant follow-up: “I assumed there were side effects, but can you tell me how to minimize them?”

Posted in ADD, ADHD, ADHD myths, children, medications, side effects

Bess, You Is My Doctor Now

Audra McDonald is a fabulously talented singer/actress who deservedly became the first person ever to win six Tony awards this week. I fell in love with her Bess, opposite Norm Lewis, in “Bess, You Is My Woman Now” from Gershwin’s Porgy

Posted in ADD, ADHD, ADHD myths, medications

Clueless 101. The Advantages of ADHD.

Welcome to the first in a series of lessons called Clueless, designed for anyone aspiring to say something entirely wrong about ADHD.  This is a public service I offer to ADHD non-believers whose baseless assertions are the fodder for this column.

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Oren Mason MD
Oren Mason MD

Oren Mason MD

Physician specializing in diagnosis and management of attention deficit disorders and related conditions.

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