ADD / ADHD

What it is all About

Facts About ADD / ADHD

  1. 3 times more men than women have attention deficit disorder


2. There is no cure for ADD, but the symptoms can be managed through medications and counseling.


3. In order to be diagnosed with ADD, a child must display very strong symptoms that take a negative effect on their life for at least 6 months.


4. About 4 to 6% of the US population has ADD/ADHD.


5. The main symptoms and indicators of ADD are inattention, distractibility, fear, anxiety, slow cognitive thinking, daydreaming, procrastination, and poor memory retrieval.


6. Although ADHD and ADD refer to the same condition, ADHD is the more popular term


7. ADHD, and ADD all refer to the same disorder. The only difference is that some people have hyperactivity and some people don’t.


8. Research fails to support a connection between increased sugar intake and ADD/ADHD development.


9. When pregnant don't smoke because your child is more likely to be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.


10. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity).

Ways to Maintain or Improve their health

Five facts

  1. Go to therapy to learn how to pay attention.


2. Ask your doctor to subscribe you medicine, take medicine every day if he tells you to.


3. For someone with ADD tell them Clear their mind with anything they are thinking of and relax and only focus on what they are saying.


4. For some people who have ADHD have somthing play with in you hand so you can focus.


5. Always have someone with ADD/ADHD to be physically doing something or they will not pay attention.

Citations

"11 Facts About ADD/ADHD." 11 Facts About ADD/ADHD. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.


"10 Facts You May Not Know About ADHD." CommonHealth RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.