Beyond ADD

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Hunting for Reasons in the Past and Present

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Beyond ADD is the only one of Thom's books which offers a detailed, scientific explanation for ADHD behaviors...and why they are adaptive. This may well be the most important of Thom's books on the topic of ADHD.

Beyond ADDIn his chapter "What Maslow Overlooked," he gives the lie to notions that ADHD children are "lacking inhibition," have "neurotransmitter imbalances," or "are cognitively impaired."

Instead, Thom suggests, ADHD is caused by an intense hunger for the experience of aliveness...a basic human need that is mediated by a genetically determined Thalamic "volume control."

What Maslow Overlooked

"The Need to Feel Alive" - an extract from: Beyond ADD

When Abraham Maslow wrote Motivation and Personality back in 1954, he didn’t have the advantage we do now of a reasonably thorough knowledge of neurochemistry.

He observed people and the way they interacted with the world, and developed his theory of the hierarchy of human needs, which ranged from the need for safety to the need for social interaction to the need for what some may call religious experience......

Read the full chapter.

Trump's Latest Failure Could Kill 6 million Americans

Thom plus logo Although they haven't yet publicly acknowledged it in such stark terms, it's clear now that the Trump administration has decided pursue a herd immunity strategy to deal with the coronavirus.

Trump's new White House advisor on coronavirus, Scott Atlas, has said it on numerous occasions in multiple venues, and now our Attorney General, Bill Barr, is trying to argue that lockdowns to prevent the spread of the virus are as bad as slavery. Trying to achieve herd immunity in the United States against the coronavirus, assuming it's even possible, would involve between two and 6 million Americans dying.
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