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What is ADHD?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting both children and adults. It is a highly genetic, brain-based syndrome that has to do with the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors.
What does ADHD affect in the brain?
ADHD affects brain operations that are collectively referred to as “executive functioning skills”. Skills and functions include attention, concentration, memory, motivation and effort. They also include learning from mistakes, impulsivity, hyperactivity, organization, and social skills.
What contributes to ADHD?
There are various contributing factors that play a role in these challenges. The challenges include chemical and structural differences in the brain as well as genetics.
Experts are saying HAVE HOPE!
“Individuals with ADHD do not have a deficit of attention; they have an abundance of attention. The challenge is controlling it.”
Ned Hallowell MD & John Ratey MD
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