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EP. 48 Unpacking Diagnoses: DSM Criteria For ADHD Symptomologies With A Biblical Explanation Part 1
Mar 8, 2020 · 25 min
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  • Psychiatric explanation of ADHD by DSM-IV-TR 
    • Inattention (6 symptoms that persisted at least six months)
    • Often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, or other activities • Often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities • Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly • Often does not follow through with instructions, and fails to finish school work, chores, or duties in the workplace • Often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities • Often loses things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g. toys, assignments, pencils, books, or tools). • Is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli • Is often forgetful in daily activities
    • Hyper activity
    • Impulsivity
  • Biblical explanation 
    • Spiritual issues that could be contributing
    • Inattention (Potential heart issues) • Depravity/Folly/Law of Sin • Personal weakness (spiritual/physical) • Self-centeredness or selfishness • Disrespect for authority • Lack of consideration for others • Habit of laziness • Lack of understanding regarding the importance of obeying authority figures • Failure to grasp the significance of worshipping God in “whatever you do” (I Corinthians 10:31) • An anxious heart • Craving for attention • Lover of pleasure • Conscious rebellion • Confusion • Anger

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