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Are the Comorbid Conditions of ADHD the Same Impairment?

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This page is here for people add their views and comments about the concepts raised within the article written by Chris Hayes which is about the closeness of the common hidden impairments such as ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. If you would like to submit your views about the article, or even debate what other people have submitted to this page about it, feel free to use the form at the bottom of this page to do so. If you haven't yet read the article but would like to, click on the link below to go to the page which the article is on.

Are the Comorbid Conditions of ADHD the Same Impairment?
This is an article written by Chris Hayes when he was 15 years old and then rewritten by him now he's 17 years old. It describes the common Neurological Impairments which are often comorbids of ADHD and puts them into 3 main groups. This article also talks about the way that all of these conditions are very strongly linked together.

Dear Andy and Chris,

I've just finished reading the article. I was very impressed with its style and content, particularly the basic idea that all these experiences probably reflect some underlying and fundamental processes. My own view is that categories are not a very helpful way of thinking about human experiences - I can certainly identify some of the experiences Chris talks about as being relevant to me. I suspect most people would do too. This makes me think that if we all experience these thoughts and feelings we only differ in the degree, not the nature, by which they are expressed.

Thanks again for the article - keep up the good work!

Best wishes

Tim Calton

Recieved on 16 February 2005

I totally agree with your views, all these conditions are just labels. At the heart of it all we are extreme machines. Neuro-diversity is about extremes of being good and bad at things.

There's even a whole group set up to cater for the fact that many people, particularly NDs (neuro-diverse) are finding that these conditions all overlap hugely.

The Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association

Post By: Kahless

Email: mail@kahless.org
Website: www.danda.org.uk

Recieved on 24th May 2005






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