Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Quick Facts

Statistics

  • About 9% of children between ages 3-7 have ADHD

  • About 4% of adults have ADHD

  • 2/3 of children with ADHD have another mental health condition

Symptoms

  • ​Inattention

    • Inability to focus, follow instructions, or complete tasks​

    • Easily distracted

  • Hyperactivity

    • Inability to stay still​ or be quiet

    • ​Nonstop talking & fidgeting​

  • Impulsivity

    • Impatience​

    • Blurting things out & interrupting people

    • Difficulty sharing or taking turns

Treatments

  • Medications

    • Stimulants​: improve impulsivity & attention

    • Non-Stimulants: improve concentration & impulsivity

    • Antidepressants

  • Behavioral Therapy: can help with organization & improve daily habits that are impacted by ADHD

Helpful Resources:

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