Gladwell Makes A Point About Curiosity
Germane to our discussions at CorePsych Blog on ADHD medication frivolity… – Why the remarkably universal denial of medical ambiguity regarding the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD? Why not discover and correct the significant and frequent problems? Why not consider brain function itself?
It’s simple: ADHD meds are forgiving at first glance. Confusion and imprecision work during those first days on ADHD meds quite often. The biomedical metabolic details are, as a consequence of this simplicity and ambiguity, simply not considered. But anyone that writes for thousands of scripts and becomes “obsessional,” to borrow Gladwell’s phrase, will surely want to ask improved questions.
Better questions improve predictability. Science matters. “What the world craves is [improved] differentiation” – based upon replications from extensive experience.
It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.
Together let’s follow our curiosity and collectively undo the pervasive ADHD ambiguity!
Gladwell’s comments at Big Think – 4min 54sec:
Listen to Malcolm, his message is worth 5 min of your time.
Let’s work together to correct this remarkably common ADHD medication challenge.