the United States of Distracted Attention

What’s DAT?—Deficit Attention Tweets

Brief comments on paying attention—the role it has played in American history and culture.  What do we pay attention to, and what do we ignore—what attracts, and what do we overlook?  If you have a story about attention in the world around you, send it in!—at Leave a Comment….

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the United States of Distracted Attention

ADHD: Contesting the Human Normal

An earlier version published as “There’s a Way to Lower the Incidence of ADHD. We Should Try It.” History News Network (January 31, 2016), http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/161839

With some cultural changes reducing the enormity of distractions, prevention can become a realistic part of the response to ADHD, and an upgrade on living for everyone else too. After all, prevention is easier and more effective than cure, and then we can reserve use of pharmaceutical remedies for severe cases. Continue reading

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