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Michael Phelps and ADHD

Here’s an interview with Olympian Michael Phelps’ mom in Additude magazine.  She discusses his diagnosis of ADHD and how she used sports to channel his extra energy. Phelps won his tenth gold medal last night.

The interview is on the second page of the article.

Many times I see that parents have enrolled their child in sports to channel his or her energy. Sports teach self-discipline and teamwork, and exercise raises the dopamine level in the brain.

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:13+00:00 August 13th, 2008|Categories: ADHD|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Michael Phelps and ADHD

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.