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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30 2012 10:00 a.m. MDT

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Poeknows
atlanta, GA

Greetings Rachel,

First and foremost;I truly enjoyed your article. Secondly, I must say I disagree with the findings of the study.

As a child I was 'diagnosed" with ADHD at age six. I am now 23-years-old and I find myself on the cusp of graduation (2 months) from Georgia State University. I decided to major in Journalism--PR specifically. What I find perturbing about this study is that the assumption is made that most children who have this disorder are prone to substance abuse, low-paying jobs or a life of mediocrity--when in reality I know this to not be the case, on at least on a personal level.

granted that i have/had the disorder a greater majority of my life, i understand the obstacles it creates but also the opportunities it opens to you. Children with ADHD are creative and inquisitive by nature and their disorder should be embraced rather than chastised.

But then again I could just be one of the outliers of this study. Who knows..

Poeknows
atlanta, GA

P.s. Sorry for the missed capitalization! I typed that on my iPhone. My professors are going to kill me!

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