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:
- Behavioral Management Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Social Skills training
- Parent skill building and education
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