ADHD

attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

HOW IS ADHD CAUSED?

There is no known cause a of now, but scientists have found links with:
  • Brain injury
  • Environmental exposures (e.g., lead)
  • Alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy
  • Premature delivery
  • Low birth weight
  • Genetics
"Research does not support the popularly held views that ADHD is caused by eating too much sugar, watching too much television, parenting, or social and environmental factors such as poverty or family chaos." -cdc.gov

Adam Levine

"My doctor diagnosed me with ADHD in my early teens. What was really helpful to me was learning that this was a real medical condition – I had ADHD." -Adam Levine


Adam Levine has brought awareness to ADHD by talking about the seriousness of the condition. All too often people dismiss ADHD as not a real medical diagnosis, but Adam Levine has brought awareness to the fact that ADHD not something you can dismiss.

Constant Dilemma and possible solution

People with ADHD are sentenced with a life of therapy and medication. Only in some cases do people grow out of ADHD. Therapy and medication can cost, not only money, but time and energy. It will be quite hard to find a solution to these problems, but some possible solutions are to lower the cost of ADHD drugs, and find a way to maximize the effects of the drug without having to take it all the time.

Current Research

Right now, researchers are finding more links between genetics and ADHD. Also, scientists are finding more ADHD in males rather than females.

prognosis

When a child is diagnosed with ADHD, they might go on to take medications to get their symptoms under control. Such as:


  • Adderall and Adderall XR.
  • Concerta.
  • Dexedrine.
  • Focalin and Focalin XR.
  • Metadate CD and Metadate ER.
  • Methylin and Methylin ER.
  • Ritalin, Ritalin SR, Ritalin LA.
  • Vyvanse.
Also, the child or adult might begin therapy, and with time and the right treatment the symptoms will start to fade. It used to be that ADHD was considered a child's disease and dismissed at a high-school level. But now Adult ADHD is recognized as a condition as-well.