Channing Tatum: ‘I Have Never Considered Myself a Very Smart Person’

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By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis

Channing Tatum never thought of himself as intellectual – he struggled with ADHD and dyslexia in school.

“I have never considered myself a very smart person, for a lot of reasons,” he tells T, The New York Times Style Magazine. And that made his teen years difficult. He believes “the [Dyslexia/ADHD] system is broken. If we can streamline a multibillion-dollar company, we should be able to help kids who struggle the way I did.”

As a top-earning actor and Hollywood producer (who made millions when Magic Mike became a smash hit), the 34-year-old credits the arts with helping him find his way out of the confusion he felt.

According to Dr. Harold Levinson, the Dyslexia/ADHD multibillion dollar system is broken because the traditional understanding of these disorders is incorrect. And large and profitable systems are difficult to correct from within.

In short, both Dyslexia and ADHD are merely two sides to the same coin, explaining why they so often overlap. They’re due to a medically treatable signal-scrambling impairment of inner-ear/cerebellar origin, not brain damage. And educational and all other therapies are significantly more beneficial once the underlying signal defect is corrected utilizing simple inner-ear-enhancing meds and nutrients. Importantly, medical treatment results in rapid and dramatic improvements in self-esteem, even in adults.

About Dr. Harold Levinson
Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. For more information, call 1(800)334-7323 or visit:



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