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Is ADHD a Disorder? Or Something Else?

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IS ADHD A DISORDER? OR SOMETHING ELSE?

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An ongoing debate exists. Is ADHD a disorder or an evolutionary mismatch to the modern day learning environment? Are certain mental disorders, disorders at all?

A recent study published by biological anthropologists ask the scientific community and mental health professionals to rethink mental illnesses such as ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, and depression.  In a new paper released and discussed in Forbes, the anthropologists, “…show good reasons to think of depression or PTSD as responses to adversity rather than chemical imbalances. And ADHD could be a way of functioning that evolved in an ancestral environment, but doesn’t match the way we live today.”

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