Albert Einstein, who lived from March 14, 1879 to April 18, 1955, was a theoretical physicist, humanist, mathematician, and a genius. It is believed that the famous scientist dealt with ADHD throughout his life. ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. People with ADHD usually have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, or are overly active. It is said that when Einstein was in college, he was never organized and often skipped classes or came to class and thought about other things. In addition to this, it is reported that he had difficulties in speaking while growing up as a child. It was even reported that he would act out in some cases when he was not feeling comfortable. However, whether or not this had anything to do with his ADHD is unknown to this day. Although ADHD brought many drawbacks to Einstein, his ability to create a number of different scientific theories might have been caused by his ADHD. This correlation seems true since it is known that people with ADHD, have the ability to work with a number of thought processes that are used to allow them to focus on specific details. This method of thinking is used to make sure that the distractions that they would have to deal with on a daily basis due to ADHD, can be eliminated so that it will be easier to think about things. This could have been a major factor as to why Einstein was able to be the creative genius he is remembered as today.
Although Einstein may have had ADHD, there are some common signs for those who have this disorder that he does not show. For example, one with ADHD may make careless mistakes, get bored with a task before it’s completed,talk excessively, and have difficulty remembering things and following instructions. Luckily, there are some treatments for those diagnosed with this disorder but only three treatments have been proven to be effective for ADHD: behavior modification, medication, and the combination of the two. A very popular...
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