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January13, 2018

By SUSAN CALLAHAN, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist

 








 

Without naming names, all of us have seen grown men and women blurt out the most inappropriate things.  Often, after fuller reflection, they think the better of what they have said and apologize.  But what in the world is wrong? Why would a fully grown man or woman with tons of life experience and even having raised children themselves, fail to understand the importance of minding what they say? Isn't that what separates children from adults after all? As the late Art Linkletter said , "children say the darndest things". 

But don't we adults know better and weigh our words, lest they hurt or cause chaos or some unintended consequence?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Is Not Just a Childhood Affliction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the tome which defines recognized psychiatric or personality disorders. It has been revised from time to time to add new conditions and is now in the 5th edition, DSM -5.

 

It's that third set of factors that seems especially key when you're talking about an adult.

There is a big difference between someone who blurts out inappropriate things for strategic reasons, such as President Donald Trump (who called El Salvador, Haiti and certain African nations "s__tholes"), President Barack Obama (who famously said that David Cameron made a "s___tshow" of Libya) and someone who blurts them out with no gain, political or otherwise, in mind.

 

The first type of person is cunning, strategic and can lead you to make mistakes of your own in judging them inaccurately. In a sense, they are trying to distract you or manipulate you with their behavior. The second type of person has no aim, except perhaps the momentary catharsis of getting something off their chests.

Assuming you are not in the orbit of a politician, you may have encountered a person with ADHD. There is no hard number to estimate the number of adults in the world with ADHD. However, a 2009 study from Semmelweis University in Budapest estimated the prevalence at 2.5%. 

Treatment fro ADHD can involve administering drugs such as Adderall, Concerta and Ritalin. In adults, non-drug treatments for ADHD can include mindfulness training, behavioral therapy and dietary changes such as inclusion of foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids.


 

 

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