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(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ). ADHD. What is ADHD?.

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(Attention DeficitHyperactivityDisorder)

ADHD


Whatis ADHD?

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a developmental disorder usually diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. Children with ADHD generally have problems paying attention or concentrating while adults with ADHD have difficulty with time management, organizational skills, goal setting, and employment.


Whoget’s ADHD and how commonisit?

  • The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 3% to 5% of children have ADHD. Some experts say ADHD may occur in 8% to 10% of school-aged children.


Describesomesymtoms of ADHD?

  • The main symptoms of ADHD are, Inattentivity, Hyperactivityand impulsivity. Thesesymptoms all turn up during the early stages of ADHD.


What type of treatmentisavailable for people Experience ADHD

  • There Is no cure for ADHD but There are some alternatives to help with the symptoms.

  • The mostcomendrugsperscribed are, Ritalin, Dexedrine, Concereta, Metadate, Focalin and adderall.


Whatotherforms of help isthere for people with ADHD

  • There is one other way to helping the symptoms of ADHD. Psychosocial Treatment. This performed by a therapist. He teaches the kid to have a different way of expressing them selves in a calmer more assertive way.


Myths

  • Only boys can have ADHD

  • This is false. Girls are just as likely as boys to get ADHD.

  • Most childrenwith ADHD grow out of it.

  • (Also false more then 50% or childrenwith ADHD continue to have symptoms as adults.

  • ADHD iscaused by eating to muchsugar.

  • (False ADHD has nothing to do with how muchsugars are taken in.


Brain comparison

  • Here is a picture of a brain with ADHD in comparison to one without ADHD.


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