Friday #MentalHealth #MythBuster: ADHD IS NOT A REAL DISORDER
MYTH: ADHD Is Not A Real Disorder.
#Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed childhood behavioral disorders in the United States.
#At least 3% to 5% of the student population has ADHD, with boys being four to nine times more likely to be diagnosed than girls.
MYTH: ADHD Is A Childhood Disorder Typically Caused By Poor Parenting.
#ADHD is a brain disorder. There is no strong research proving ADHD is caused by too much television or poor parenting.
#ADHD is not just a childhood disorder! ADHD is a lifelong disorder that can impact an adult’s ability to organize and focus.
MYTH: ADHD Is A Disorder For Bad Children Who Can't Sit Still Or Pay Attention.
#The characteristics for ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
#People with ADHD actually have the ability to pay attention. They have trouble managing their attention.
MYTH: All Children With ADHD Need Special Education And Medication.
#Only some children ADHD may need special education services.
#Treatments for ADHD include drug therapy, natural/herbal remedies, elimination diets and behavioral therapy.
MYTH: A Diagnosis Of ADHD Can Never Be Wrong.
#Some professionals may confuse ADHD with the symptoms of anxiety, depression, side effects of asthma medication and food allergies.
*Some of this information was cited by the US Dept of Education
|Deidra Sorrell, Certified School Psychologist/National Certified Counselor|
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