Thursday, October 6

MD Might Be a Better Diagnosis for Some than ADHD; new article in Jerusalem Post

Media covers recent study by MD researchers.

Judy Siegel- Itzkovich, editor for The Jerusalem Post, printed an article titled Maladaptive Daydreaming might be a better diagnosis for some than ADHD – Study. The article outlines a recently published study by MD researchers Nitzan Theodor‐Katz, Eli Somer, Rinatya M. Hesseg and Nirit Soffer-Dudek. The story has been picked up by other media outlets since, you can find articles of the same name on Science Daily and Verve Times.

An excerpt from the article:

Maladaptive daydreamers often report that existing diagnostic labels are unhelpful for them. “Some individuals who become addicted to their fanciful daydreams experience great difficulty in concentrating and focusing their attention on academic and vocational tasks, yet they find that an ADHD diagnosis and the subsequent treatment plan does not necessarily help them,” she said.

Previous studies had found high levels of ADHD in those also presenting with MD, thereby raising the question of whether MD was separate from ADHD. The current study was published recently in the Journal of Clinical Psychology under the title “Could immersive daydreaming underlie a deficit in attention? The prevalence and characteristics of maladaptive daydreaming in individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.”

https://www.jpost.com/health-and-wellness/mind-and-spirit/article-703936

The full article can be found HERE, and a link to the study, HERE > Could immersive daydreaming underlie a deficit in attention?