ADHD

Lexi Skeffington

Symptoms

  • Boys tend to be more aggressive and that is much easier for peers to recognize and diagnose.
  • For every one girl recommended for testing, there are ten boys recommended.
  • Both boys and girls can have symptoms of being easily distracted, having difficulty paying attention, difficulty listening, difficulty with organizing and completing tasks and avoiding activities that require a lot of effort.

What is ADHD?

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • People with ADHD have a dopamine imbalance.

  • Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that affects movement, the sense of pleasure, and motivation




Treatments and Medications

  • ADHD isn’t curable but it can be treated with medicine.
  • The three most common medicines are Ritalin, Dexedrine and Cylert
  • People with ADHD need the medicine to balance, or stimulate, their dopamine imbalance.
  • The medicines aren’t always used forever, though.
  • Many people learn to deal with ADHD during adolescence and develop skills to live without the medications when they’re an adult.
  • Around 50% of people diagnosed with it still do require the medicine as adults
Kids and ADHD