ADHD

(Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)

The problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able to control behavior, or a combination of these problems is diagnosed as ADHD.

http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2014/03/31/20-apps-that-can-help-individuals-with-addadhd/

The website give apps that can be used to help people with ADD/ADHD cope with some of the difficulties. Other apps are things such as journals help with memory loss because they can look back and read some things they did.

Scientist once believed that ADHD was cause by severe brain damage. This is a myth because the cause of ADHD is closely tied to the structure of the brain and different chemical reactions in the brain.

Children with ADHD often

  • daydream a lot
  • forget or lose things a lot
  • squirm or fidget
  • talk too much
  • make careless mistakes or take unnecessary risks
  • have a hard time resisting temptation
  • have difficulty getting along with others
  • It is normal for children to have trouble focusing and behaving at one time or another. However, children with ADHD do not just grow out of these behaviors. The symptoms continue and can cause difficulty at school, at home, or with friends.

    Some myths about ADHD are that it only affects a child's performance in school. The truth is it impacts a child's function in all areas or their life. The inattention interferes with their ability to complete tasks and follow directions. Being impulsive leads to conflicts with parents and friends, as well as dangerous behaviors. Teenagers with ADHD are at higher risk for car accidents, substance abuse, and run ins with the law.

    Another myth about ADHD is that fewer girls have it than boys. Even though there are fewer reports of ADHD in girls than boys there is no evidence that females are less likely than males to get ADHD.

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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 06 Oct. 2014. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.

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    "Myths about ADHD." N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015.