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“‘She’s OCD!’ ‘He’s Schizo!’ How Misused Health Lingo Can Harm”

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This December 29, 2014 NBC News article raises the question of whether or not words can hurt.

“This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music.”

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This September 10, 2014 NPR article talks about a small study that shows there could be more benefit to kids learning a musical instrument then what we realize.  The article says that the study was small so it wasn’t large enough to draw any solid conclusions, but that the results do seem to point to a better understanding of language among kids who learned to play an instrument.

English: Txun Txun, chordophone musical instru...

English: Txun Txun, chordophone musical instrument from Basque Country Català: Txun txun; instrument cordòfon del País Basc (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds”

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This April 21, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about an Australian study that may show that kids with ADHD may have a harder time with understanding language than what kids without ADHD do.

Brainscan of brains with and without ADHD

Brainscan of brains with and without ADHD (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Adult ADHD is Not a Gift?”

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the lit...

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This November 4, 2013 blog post on the Healthy Place ADHD blog talks about the difference between an “ADHD Adult” and an “Adult with ADHD” the post also includes a video from an outside source that describes this from a slightly different angle yet still brings the point home.

“Is Your Red The Same as My Red?”

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This YouTube video, published on Feb 17, 2013 by Vsauce discusses the question of perception of not only colors, but tastes and other experiences.  I found it intriguing, because for me I’ve always felt like I saw the world very different from how others saw or experienced it, but to try to explain why my view of the world is different or what makes it different is something I’ve often gotten frustrated over, because I never felt there were words I could use to explain those differences.  As I watched this video though, I was reminded of my life-long struggle to try to see the world like others did, and this video shed some new light on that for me.  In the video the presenter talks about apes who use sign language, but then points out that no ape has ever asked a question in sign language.  Could it be that I just haven’t found the question I need to define the difference I perceive? It’s hard to say for sure, but this video definitely was a bit of food for though and the concepts discussed could be applied to things like mentally ill vs. non-mentally ill perspectives of the world.


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