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Myths and Facts of ADHD

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Zurisadai Cabral

on 7 December 2013

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Transcript of Myths and Facts of ADHD

ADD Vs. ADHD
Attention Deficit Disorder is an out- of- date term that was previously used to describe children who had difficulty paying attention, we now call this ADHD.
Myths/Facts
M-Behavior therapy alone is enough to treat ADHD
F-This is not true there are many treatment methods for ADHD you just have to find which method works best for you.
M- There are more children with ADHD now then in the past.
F-The number of children being treated for ADHD has risen as people are more aware of the disease
Characteristics
The characteristics of ADHA usually come about in early childhood. Usually before age 7 and normally last for at least 7 months. Children with ADHD usually have problems with social skills and self-esteem issues.
Myths
Bad Parenting is a Cause of ADHD.

Girls have lower rates and less severe ADHD that boys.

Children with ADHD are over medicated.
Myth/Fact
M-Children with ADHD are not as talented as children without it.
F-This is not true. Fourteen-time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps has ADHD.
M-The medicine used to treat ADHD have been proven safe and effective for over 50 years.
F- There is no cure for ADHD only medicine that can help alleviate symptoms.
Myths and Facts of ADD/ADHD
By: Simone and Zuri

Facts
Sleep disorders affect people with ADHD 2-3 times as often as those without it.

Though in some cases symptoms can change or even disappear this condition usually continues into adulthood for nearly 60% of all people.
Myth/Fact
M-There is a single well-known cause for ADHD.
F-There are many factors that play into being diagnosed with ADHD.

M-ADHD is just a disorder in childhood.
F-That is not true all ages of people can acquire ADHD.

Definition of ADHD
Neurobiological disorder. Typically children with ADHD have developmentally inappropriate behavior, including poor attention skills, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
This Disease usually affects 3-5% of the school-aged population.
About 4-6% of the us population has ADHD.
Facts from a kids perspective on how he feels from having ADHD.
Work Cited
ada.ky.govadhd_def.htm
www.nim.hih.gov/

health.publications.attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-easy-to-read/index.shtml

Strategies for Teaching Adolescents with ADHD

www.helpstartshere.org
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