How much do you know about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? This is a common psychological diagnosis that is applied to children, teenagers, and adults all over the world.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 5% to 12% of school-aged children. ADHD has three subtypes: predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, and combined type.
Children who have this disorder are impulsive, restless, easily distracted, forgetful and have difficulty remaining seated. This can lead to problems at home or school such as refusing to do assigned tasks or homework because they are unable to remain still for long periods of time.
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Important Facts about ADHD
1 Some Drugs Used to Treat ADHD Promote Psychosis
Some studies linked drugs like Ritalin to psychotic episodes and a higher incidence of suicidal thoughts.
2 Are 10 Million Kids Really Effected?
Experts are just asking how many of the 10 million kids diagnosed with ADHD are truly defective.
3 Rapidly Rising Sales
The use and sale of Ritalin in the United States has gone up 700% in just a 4-year period.
4 The USA Loves Ritalin
The United States distributes about 90% of the world’s supply of ADHD medication – Ritalin.
5 ADHD in Canada
Up North in Canada, 1 in 20 school-aged children will be diagnosed with ADHD.
6 ADHD Among the French
Over in Europe, French professionals regard ADHD as a psycho-social disorder.
7 Rates of ADHD in the Classroom
About 9% of school-aged kids in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD.
8 ADHD Remains a Mystery
Unfortunately, professionals have not found a biological link to cases of ADHD.
9 Many Children are diagnosed at Age 7
This is probably because at this age, Children are beginning to do work in a quiet setting.
10 Many Cases of ADHD are Misdiagnosed
It seems that everyone has been diagnosing ADHD these days, but only a certified psychological expert can (not a teacher or general practitioner).
Video:What is ADHD?
In this video they describe all of the terms related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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