An Integrated Model of ADHD

A model of ADHD based on the experience of being ADHD

I have felt the medical models of ADHD to be fundamentally flawed as the fail to explore the experience of ADHD. Sometimes they attribute our decisions and actions as if they are without volition, and without rationale, driven merely by lack of inhibition or of dopamine shortcomings.

These models imply that ADHD is by necessity a problem and a shortcoming when it is absolutely and abundantly clear that at times, in the right circumstances the different way our ADHD minds work can produce results, projects, humour, businesses and ideas that are elevated above the norm, the neuro-typical. As an example it is hard to see there is not an extraordinary correlation, most likely causation between comedy, invention, and entrepreneurship and ADHD.

Here is a video (I made on shooe-string !) giving my more integrated, experienced based perspective of ADHD. There is a full, illustrated, written explanation of the model here
ADHD Coach, Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis is an ADHD Coach, writer and founder of SimplyWellbeing. He has over 15,000 hours and 18 years of experience in coaching over 500 ADHD executives, ADHD business professionals and ADHD creatives. Andrew ran a major ADHD support group and an ADHD diagnostic clinic for a while. He is an ADHD specialist backed with business expertise from a twenty years career in software, from roles in programming, through marketing, sales and to running a few software start-ups. His ADHD insight is personal, with decades understanding his own ADHD experience and in bringing up his ADHD daughter. He has published his writing primarily via this website, with interactive ADHD courses in development.


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