It’s ADHD awareness month!
October has arrived, and you know what that means! It’s ADHD awareness month, and we want to make the most of it. If you are unfamiliar with the condition or simply need a refresher we’ll go over the following subjects:
- What is ADHD?
- What are the symptoms of ADHD?
- How do we spread awareness about ADHD?
- The best treatments for ADHD
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
ADHD is one of the most common childhood neurodevelopmental conditions. It is typically diagnosed in childhood and can extend into adulthood. Children with ADHD may struggle to pay attention and regulate impulsive actions.
The most common mental disorder among children is ADHD. Boys are more likely than girls to have it. It is usually discovered during the early school years when a child begins to have difficulties paying attention.
ADHD cannot be prevented or cured. However, early detection, as well as a thorough treatment and education plan, can help a child or adults with ADHD manage their symptoms.
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
If left untreated, ADHD might lead to other difficulties and hinder growth during adolescence or adulthood. A child with ADHD might:
- 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 trouble taking turns
- Have difficulty getting along with others.
How to spread awareness about ADHD
Here are a few things that you can do to spread awareness about ADHD and how to explain the condition to others:
- The NRC fact sheets on ADHD are quite useful. You can print them off and distribute them to your friends and community.
- If feasible, organize a discussion or event about ADHD with people who have the illness to educate the audience about the mental condition.
- When you have the opportunity, speak out about ADHD.
- Don’t be startled by people’s questions regarding ADHD.
- You can teach people about ADHD by providing them with evidence-based information.
5 best treatments for the ADHD brain
Let us assure you that ADHD is a treatable disorder. Though it may take some time for things to change, try not to lose hope and keep working consistently to enhance your mental health. The following are the finest ADHD treatments:
- Neurofeedback/biofeedback therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Join support groups
- Social skills training programs
- Behavioral therapy.