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(p. 39) Recognizing Strengths 

(p. 39) Recognizing Strengths
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(p. 39) Recognizing Strengths
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Jan Willer

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190256319.003.0004
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date: 14 October 2019

Strengths may come from ADHD itself or from the experience of living with ADHD. This topic has been neglected by researchers, as most research focuses on the disadvantages of ADHD; therefore, much of this chapter is speculative, based on clinical observation and anecdote. Possible advantages people with ADHD may have include having a high energy level, being extremely passionate about and dedicated to things that interest them, having the ability to power through a large task, being creative and innovative, being valuable team members, having entrepreneurial zeal, having high levels of adaptability and resilience, being nonjudgmental, and being good at using their strengths and resources.

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