As a child therapist, who spends much of his time navigating parental relationships in order to create an atmosphere of normalcy in which our children can function, and as a doctor of clinical psychology, who studies the emotional and psychological conditions that give rise to relationship difficulties that are unique to African-Americans, Dr. Umar Johnson has discovered that there are several themes running through failed families that if brought to your consciousness may help us escape our mental slavery. With nearly most Black children being reared in single parent households it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the ADHD diagnosis has been on the rise, which in most cases has nothing to do with any neurologically-based brain dysfunction, but rather a family-based emotional dysfunction that is referred to sarcastically but truthfully as “Absence of Daddy from Home Disorder,” which is the real ADHD.
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