ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

10 Facts

• Three subtypes:

- Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive

- Predominantly inattentive

- Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive

• Causes can be brain injury, environmental exposures, alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, premature delivery, and low birth weight.

• Treated with a combination of medication and behavior therapy.

• No single test to diagnose.

• Often lasts until adulthood

• 6.4 million US children (ages 4-17) have been diagnosed with ADHD.

• Avg. age of diagnosis is 7.

• Males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed.

• During their lifetimes, 12.9 percent of men will be diagnosed with the attention disorder. Just 4.9 percent of women will be diagnosed.

• ADHD isn’t just a childhood disorder. Today, about 4 percent of American adults over the age of 18 deal with ADHD on a daily basis.

ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU
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Reflection

ADHD has affected a lot of members of my family and I wish it didn't exist because my younger cousin, Nicolas, has it and sometimes the medicine isn't enough. He got new meds one time that would give him night terrors and he would come up to me randomly during the day saying how scared he felt. They didn't affect him in the positive way they should have. If there was a really good solution on how to help the problem, I would not mind it as much.