Tonight’s show is called, “Is ADHD A Misnomer? Part 2”
The pathology currently known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, has undergone myriad redefinitions and renamings since its codification around the 1950s in the DSM-I. But, it may be possible that psychology still has work to do in tweaking the diagnosis and complete understanding of this condition.
There are traits known by clinicians and psychologists to be valid aspects of the disorder, that are largely unknown outside professional circles, and the disorder’s name reflects this incomplete understanding. We want to talk about the history of the professional understanding of the disorder, how it is seen today, and some known gaps in that understanding which need addressing and inclusion, for the benefit of those with the pathology.
On our previous Show We Discussed:
1. The History of ADHD: Naming, Diagnoses, and Treatments
Tonight, we will discuss:
2. Symptoms and Currently Used Diagnoses
3. Relevant, often overlooked or downplayed traits (Executive Dysfunction, RSD (Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria), Poor Impulse Control, and the Dopamine Connection)
4. Is the name a misnomer, or unfairly shaming? (See meme) What should it be called instead?
We'll start off the evening with some topic-relevant Classic Rock played by Dr. Mathis, followed by Classic Rock trivia in "The Rock & Roll Shrink Recalls," followed by our topic discussion.