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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Surviving the House of AD/HD

If I can survive the House of AD/HD,* where 3 out of 4 males have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, you can too. And now you can proudly tell everyone you're a survivor by wearing T-shirts, drinking from coffee mugs, carrying tote bags, putting up refrigerator magnets, and even giving your dog a shirt, all emblazoned with "I'm surviving in the House of ADHD."

Buy "House of ADHD" merchandise. Design copyright © 2006 by Katharine O'Moore-Klopf.

*When I write, I follow the style of the American Psychiatric Association, which uses the slash to indicate that the hyperactivity part of AD/HD does not occur in all cases. But House of ADHD products don't have the slash in their artwork because the general public is more used to seeing the abbreviation without the slash. There are several subtypes of AD/HD, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision: (1) attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, combined type; (2) attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, predominantly inattentive type; (3) attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type. My son Neil and father-in-law A. have type 1, and my husband Ed has type 2.



Dick Margulis said...

What type do those of us have whose minds wander before we get to the end of the note listing the different types? <g>

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

This-is-damn-small-type-and-it-makes-my-eyes-tired type? This-blogger's-getting-too-pedantic-for-me type? ;-)

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