"Psychiatrist Dr. Edward Hallowell is a leading expert on ADD. … Hallowell suspects that some…"

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 12:30 am

““Psychiatrist Dr. Edward Hallowell is a leading expert on ADD. … Hallowell suspects that some of the greatest minds in history — including Einstein, Edison, Shakepeare, Mozart — had the condition, and that it enhanced their creativity. … The reason, says Hallowell, is that people with ADD live their everyday existence in a state of jagged disorder — including a general restlessness and inability to sustain concentration — and thus hunger for structure in life. When they find an enjoyable endeavor that provides structure, they often take to it with a passion that leads them to excel. Because they are so used to adapting to disorder, they develop a heightened ability to make connections, which when unleashed within a structure can lead to extraordinary insights, solutions and innovations.””