Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work.
Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity.
Treatments include medication and talk therapy.

 

Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W016
Diagnosis: ADHD-Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
US Patients:
World Patients: 51Mil
Sex Ratio: B2;G1
Age Onset: Age5-12
Brain Area: left prefrontal cortex, posterial parietal cortex;, accumbens, amygdala, hippocampus smaller
Symptoms: Hard to pay attention or control behavior; impulsive. Higher creativity
Progression: 9 points lower IQ scores; higher in dynamic energy and adventurousness, 40% in adults
Causes: 75% genetic; dopamine less-well regulated in boys; norepinephrine less well-regulated in girls; adult ADHD-neither
Medications: amphetamines to keep students quiet in schools for boys; stimulants increase blood flow, perk up the girls
Therapies: behavioral therapies, parent training

Youtube Video: ADHD – Finding What Works for Me

Youtube Video:

The Signs of Adult ADHD

Jim Lohr’s own downloads for ADHD are for sale in the “Blue Box,”

also on this website.

 Taming My Hyperactive ADHD!

Overcoming My Inattentive ADHD!

Controlling My Adult ADHD!

Amazon or Library Book:

A Dragon with ADHD

Amazon or Library Book:

Thriving with Adult ADHD

Support Group: add.org (Attention Deficit Disorder Association)

Contact your school for possible Special Education programs for students with ADHD.

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