26th April 11:56
Stimulants, Rats and Long-Term Prognosis (was Re: Ritalinkidsdoomed ... (depression)
Thanks for taking the time ...
I don't understand the link they're expressing between learned helplessness and
Here's what someone else explained to me ...
In her untreated child with ADHD, she would ask the child to do something, it
wouldn't get done, she would end up doing it herself -- end result, the child did
risk learned helplessness (i.e.; if I don't do it, someone else will). When her
child was treated, mom asked once, child did the task, felt success, learned
So, does a child not treated for ADHD also risk "learning" helplessness?
And don't those issues also lead to depression?
I'm interested in these questions as well as trying to understand how rat studies
relate to humans vis-a-vis ADHD, and what kinds of things they did to those poor
rats in order to test their hypotheses.
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