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ADHDAwareness_2011_FactPosters

ADHDAwareness_2011_FactPosters

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ADHD Fact posters produced by CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) organization for the ADHD Awareness week Oct 16 2011
ADHD Fact posters produced by CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) organization for the ADHD Awareness week Oct 16 2011

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7 Facts You Need To Know About ADHD
For more information, visitwww.ADHDAwarenessWeek.org
 
Fact #1:
 ADHD is Real 
Nearly every mainstream medical, psychological, andeducational organization in the United States long agoconcluded that Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a real, brain-based medical disorder.These organizations also concluded that children andadults with ADHD benefit from appropriate treatment.Citations:
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7 Facts You Need To Know About ADHD
For more information, visitwww.ADHDAwarenessWeek.org
 
Fact #2:
 ADHD is a Common,Non-Discriminatory Disorder 
ADHD is a non-discriminatory disorder affecting peopleof every age, gender, IQ, and religious and socio-economic background.In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention reported that the percentage of children inthe United States who have ever been diagnosed withADHD is now 9.5%.
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Boys are diagnosed two to threetimes as often as girls.Among adults, the Harvard/NIMH National ComorbiditySurvey Replication found 4.4% percent of adults, ages18-44 in the United States, experience symptoms andsome disability.
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 ADHD, AD/HD, and ADD all refer to the same disorder.The only difference is that some people havehyperactivity and some people don’t.
 
 
7 Facts You Need To Know About ADHD
For more information, visitwww.ADHDAwarenessWeek.org
 
Fact #3:
Diagnosing ADHD is a Complex Process
In order for a diagnosis of ADHD to be considered, the personmust exhibit a large number of symptoms, demonstratesignificant problems with daily life in several major life areas(work, school, or friends), and have had the symptoms for aminimum of six months.To complicate the diagnostic process, many of the symptomslook like extreme forms of normal behavior. Additionally, anumber of other conditions resemble ADHD. Therefore, other possible causes of the symptoms must be taken intoconsideration before reaching a diagnosis of ADHD.What makes ADHD different from other conditions is that thesymptoms are excessive, pervasive, and persistent. That is,behaviors are more extreme, show up in multiple settings, andcontinue showing up throughout life.No single test will confirm that a person has ADHD. Instead,diagnosticians rely on a variety of tools, the most important of which is information about the person and his or her behavior and environment. If the person meets all of the criteria for ADHD
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, he or she will be diagnosed with the disorder.

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