Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
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You are not alone. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is
a treatable medical condition.
Below you will find a brief summary. At Access Ohio we believe that while there are common characteristics for each diagnosis, each person is an individual and will experience things in his/her own way. Please talk with your individual provider.
We have also included some resource links about the specific mental illness below.
Please do not use the information in an attempt to diagnosis any illness. You know yourself or your family member better than anyone else. If things don’t seem right to you, then Access Ohio is here to assist you and/or your family.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition in which characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD is most commonly diagnosed in young people, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An estimated 9% of children between ages 3–17 have ADHD. While ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, it does not only affect children. An estimated 4% of adults have ADHD.
With treatment, most people with ADHD can be successful in school, work and lead productive lives. Researchers are using new tools such as brain imaging to better understand the condition and to find more effective ways to treat and prevent ADHD.
While some behaviors associated with ADHD are normal, someone with ADHD will have trouble controlling these behaviors and will show them much more frequently and for longer than 6 months. Problem behaviors primarily fall within 3 larger categories: 1) inattention 2) hyperactivity and 3) impulsivity.
National Alliance for Mental Illness (Click to Read More)
ADHD and Adults
ADHD and Kids