Posted by Chairman_MAO on March 10, 2006, at 13:03:13
In reply to Re: NYTIMES- Attention Surplus?Re-examining a Diso, posted by alohashirt on March 10, 2006, at 0:29:27
Any psychiatric diagnosis has a wholly negative connotation. The notion of "mental illness" itself is a "behavioral pathology", which in turn cannot be anything but a value judgement.
Is it that you find it easier to concentrate while under pressure, or that while under pressure you are more motivated to overlook what you'd ordinarily perceive as a shortcoming?
Certainly I agree with you that one needs more than medication.