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What Is ADHD?

What Is ADHD?

A brief-brief explanation.

ADHD is short for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder which is a medical disorder. It is a neuro-developmental disorder and unfortunately, it’s incurable but treatable. This disorder affects kids as well as adults. If it’s spotted at an early age and you receive good treatment and an educational plan, it can help a child or adult with ADHD manage their symptoms.

The treatments available are stimulant and non-stimulant medications, cognitive behavioral therapy, ADHD coaching and strategies such as mindfulness meditation and exercises. Remember ADHD is not the same for everyone! There are 3 different presentations – inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and a combination of both.

 

 

As with most disorders, ADHD is also on a spectrum with a range from mild to severe. ADHD is often accompanied by other conditions like anxiety or depression and learning disabilities like dyslexia. Therefore, what works for one person with ADHD may not work for another person with ADHD. Most ADHD people benefit from a combination of treatment strategies.

Medication is not a cure-all answer!

I am NOT a medical professional!

ADHD can ONLY be diagnosed by a medical professional!

For a more in-depth explanaition go here American Psychiatric Association

 

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