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Category Archives: Issue 23: Counterpoints on Diagnosis Culture

  1. Reframing My Struggles with ADHD

    Christina Waggaman was diagnosed with ADHD in high school. But there was more to her psychologist’s evaluation that didn’t interest her–until she started to run into the limits of that diagnostic frame.

  2. Dear Autism: When a Label Is Wrong

    Margo Margan was diagnosed with autism when she was seven years old, in an effort to make her eligible for some extra services.

    But, as it took her years of struggle to realize, she never needed those services in the first place.

  3. Can You Change? The Purpose of the Third Factor

    Neurodivergence is all the rage, especially in creative circles. But, contrary to some people’s expectations, that construct is well beyond the point of this site, if it’s even useful at all.