Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Learn More About ADHD

"October is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) awareness month. This year's ADHD awareness month theme is ‘Knowing is Better.' Learning more about ADHD is the first step to an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for individuals and families, as well as for the professionals who treat and support them. Here is what CDC is doing to learn more and raise awareness about ADHD.
CDC helps children with ADHD reach their full potential by working with partners to raise awareness of ADHD and improve knowledge of treatment options to support families, professionals, and the community.
 What is ADHD and how is it diagnosed?
ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Many children have trouble focusing and behaving at one time or another. However, a child may have ADHD when symptoms like having trouble paying attention, acting without thinking about what the result will be, or being overly active, continue over time and cause difficulty at school, at home, or with friends..."
Attention deficit disorder

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