Sometimes it’s laziness, sometimes it’s ADHD

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April 15, 2019 - 9:37 AM

Dear Carolyn: You sometimes advise people to get screened for depression or ADHD based on things like procrastinating, forgetting things, failing to follow through, etc. How do you determine when to look for a diagnosis, and when someone is just lazy, inconsiderate, has bad habits, etc., and wants to co-opt legitimate diagnoses as an excuse? —  Anonymous

 

Character. It shows itself in so many ways that it’s always available to arbitrate.

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