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Mindful : June 2018
Prescribing Awareness We often seek comfort in ignorance. But by downplaying or ignoring health issues, we can inflict further harm on ourselves and others. Most of us live with a medical ailment or two—and, quite often, our reactions to them undermine self-care. It’s easy to rationalize why not to attend fully to whatever we’re experi- encing when we feel angry or overwhelmed or tempted to ignore it altogether. For example, consider attention deficit-hyper- activity disorder. ADHD is a medical disorder. Its genetic inheritance is similarly strong to that of height, its rate similar around the world (in spite of how it is often presented), and it includes brain differences that have been docu- mented in multiple studies. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mark Bertin, MD, is a developmental pediatrician. His most recent book is How Children Thrive. As with any health condition, handling ADHD well means coming to terms with its full range of effects. ADHD affects a person’s life management, not only their attention. It can impact school per- formance, emotions, relationships, jobs, driving— anything requiring “management.” As if all of that weren’t hard enough, exter- nal judgment runs high with ADHD. Children get labeled as lazy, unmotivated, or even bad because of their “disruptive” behavior. Parents get used to hearing that they should somehow get a handle on their kids. And adults with ADHD scramble endlessly to stay organized, → BY ACCEPTING OUR HEALTH CHALLENGES, WE TAKE RESPON- SIBILITY FOR ADDRESSING WHAT WE CAN FROM A PLACE OF EQUANIMITY, BUILT THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF MINDFUL AWARENESS. By Mark Bertin PHOTOGRAPHYBYJURIPOZZI/STOCKSYUNITED 22 mindful June 2018 LIVING | mindful md