America's Most Decorated Olympian Suffers
Michael Phelps suffers from ADHD
Phelps celebrating after winning the gold in the 2012 Olympics at London.
When he was a baby, he always wanted to stay up. Phelps was unable to stay on task when he was in kindergarten. Phelps was never able to stay focused in school.
predominately hyperactive/impulsive, inattentive, problems with paying attention, interferes with child ability to function at school and home, causes problems with relationships, self esteem, and addictions
medications, behavioral intervention strategies, parent training, school accommodations and interventions
DSM V SYMPTOMS
often fidgets with hands, taps hands or feet, or squirms in seat, often talks excessively, often has difficulty waiting turn, often on the go, interrupts or intrudes on other
CHANGES IN DSM VI
symptoms occur by age 12 rather than 6, several symptoms need to be present in more than 1 setting, new descriptions were added to show what symptoms might look like at older ages,
NO- Phelps was just an adolescent that had high energy. He has now learned to channel that energy into swimming. The media over dramatized him. Phelps was just like any other young boy. He grew out of it.