Olympic champion raises hopes for children with ADHD

11/25/2008 | NYTimes.com

The international visibility of Olympic champion Michael Phelps, who has ADHD, is transforming how many children, parents and doctors see the disorder. "We want to tell children, 'You've got a difference, but not a disease,'" said psychiatrist, author and ADHD expert Dr. Edward M. Hallowell. "Michael Phelps is one of any thousands of examples of mega-successful people, CEOs and brain surgeons and famous writers, inventors and entrepreneurs, who have ADHD."

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