A global surge in ADHD diagnosis has more to do with marketing than medicine

Sorry, guys…I’ve been busy working and on a couple of other projects.  I’ll be back in person tomorrow, with luck.

In the meantime:

Many websites promoting ADHD drugs offer checklists with questions like these:

  • Do you fidget a lot?
  • Is it hard for you to concentrate?
  • Are you disorganized at work and home?
  • Do you start projects and then abandon them?

    “These checklists turn all kinds of different behaviors into medical problems,” Conrad says. “The checklists don’t distinguish what is part of the human condition and what is a disease.”

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-11/bu-ags111814.php

Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

This is such an important article for every addict (really, everyone in a relationship) to read that I’m going to leave it stuck on the top of the page for a few days to make sure all four of my faithful readers have a chance to see it.  Scroll or check the sideboard for more WMS? goodness.

“John Gottman began gathering his most critical findings in 1986, when he set up “The Love Lab” with his colleague Robert Levenson at the University of Washington. Gottman and Levenson brought newlyweds into the lab and watched them interact with each other….

When the researchers analyzed the data they gathered on the couples, they saw clearly that success and failure came down to two things….”

Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/06/happily-ever-after/372573/#ixzz3JHW79hzs

 

‘Shrooms

by Bill

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Down on yourself?  Consider the lowly mushroom.  If it can turn bullshit into gourmet food, so can we — and we don’t even have to eat the b.s;  we just need to stop doing it to ourselves.  We can also choose to remain in the dark, living in our collection of manure.  It’s up to us.