Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Myths about ADHD

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)this is a chronic disorder that affects children and can lead into adulthood. ADHD includes a cobination of problems, such as hyperactivity, troubled relationships and how they preform in class. Here are a few myths about ADHD...

Myth #1: Only kids have ADHD.Although about 10% of kids 5 to 17 years old have been diagnosed with ADHD, at least 4% of adults have it.
Myth #2: All kids "outgrow" ADHD.Not nearly always. Up to 70% of children with ADHD continue to have trouble with it in adulthood.
Myth #3: Medication is the only treatment for ADHD.Medication can be useful in managing ADHD symptoms, but it's not a cure.
Myth #4: People who have ADHD are lazy and lack intelligence and willpower.This is totally not true. In fact, ADHD has nothing to do with intelligence or determination. It's a neurobehavioral disorder caused by changes in brain chemicals and the way the brain works.
Myth #5: ADHD isn't a real disorder.Not so. Doctors and mental-health professionals agree that ADHD is a biological disorder that can significantly impair functioning.

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