Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-development, or brain, disorder that interferes with functions essential to self-management.

All children display moments where they simply don't pay attention, talk excessively, are over-excited  and may even act impulsively, but for a child with ADHD these behaviors persist and affect day-to-day functions. A child with ADHD shows a greater intensity of sustained immaturity in comparison to his/her peer group.


Wired Differently

There are two presentations of the diagnosis:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD): predominantly inattentive, lacking the hyperactive/impulsive issues

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): predominantly hyperactive and impulsive symptoms; or a combination of both inattentive (ADD) and hyperactive/impulsive (ADHD) symptoms

For simplicity, ADD is often rolled up under the term ADHD; however, please note that is important to get an accurate diagnosis.

Obtaining an accurate diagnosis can be difficult as many other disorders and conditions commonly co-exist with ADHD, and frequently present overlapping symptoms. Leading expert Thomas E. Brown noted that 67% of kids with ADHD have at least one co-occurring learning or mental health issue including the possibility of a learning disability, conduct disorder, anxiety or depression. 

ADHD is not a behavior disorder, nor is it a lack of will-power. ADHD is a brain disorder that interferes with functions essential for self-management.


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