Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD symptoms infographic


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-biological imbalance of the brain's neurotransmitters and amino acids. Children (and adults) with ADHD have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behavior, and getting along with others. ADHD can affect a person in all areas of life, including school, work, and relationships.

ADHD is also referred to as:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Key Things to Know About ADHD

  • With the right help and treatment, children with ADHD can manage their symptoms and be successful academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • ADHD symptoms typically appear in childhood and often persist into adulthood.
  • ADHD affects more than 7 million children and adults in America alone and is the most commonly treated childhood mental health disorder
  • ADHD isn’t a discipline problem, it’s a mental health diagnosis.
  • Children with ADHD are less able to control their behaviors.

Treatments for ADHD include:

  • Therapy
  • Behavioral Management Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Social Skills training
  • Medication
  • Parent skill building and education

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