- 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.
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