The month of October is designated as National ADHD Awareness Month.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manifests itself in a variety of ways, including difficulties with concentration, memory, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and social skills.
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL ADHD AWARENESS MONTH?
Take a test.
You could be suffering from ADHD and be completely unaware of it. You may have a form of ADHD if you're prone to procrastinating, have difficulties focusing on a task, or otherwise lack drive. The World Health Organization has an 18-question test that can aid in diagnosis.
Tell us about your experience.
The American Deficit Illness Association invites those who have been diagnosed with ADHD to submit their personal stories so that the world can see how the disorder affects people. The best method to lessen stigma is for those who have been affected to share their experiences.
ADHD organizations across the country host support groups for children and adults with attention deficit problems. Find out if a local group exists in your region and what you can do to help deliver the most up-to-date treatments to individuals who need them.
WHY DOES NATIONAL ADHD AWARENESS MONTH MATTER?
It has an impact on a wide range of people.
ADHD affects people of all ages. It affects people of all ages and walks of life. Nearly 10% of children will be diagnosed with ADHD, and more than 4% of adults will show signs of the disorder.
It's a genetic condition
ADHD is not the fault of anyone. It's a neurological condition that's commonly passed down through the generations. In children who are diagnosed, family history can have a role. Environmental pollutants, as well as prenatal risk, are factor
ADHD is linked to a slew of other issues.
Loss of productivity at work or school, relationship issues, obesity, and legal issues are just a few of them. It's probably one of the most expensive medical conditions in the United States.