Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
About 11 percent of adolescents have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). About 4.5 percent of adults have this disorder
Attention and focus problems can affect many parts of life: academics, relationships—even a risk for auto accidents. The symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can overlap with other illnesses, so treatment requires both care and caution.
2. Poor concentration
3. Failure to complete tasks
4. Avoiding tasks that require organization
6. Losing personal belongings
8. Interrupting others
The cause of ADHD is unknown, but it does tend to run in families.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE PILLS TO TREAT ADHD?
No, not necessarily. There are effective medications for ADHD, but treatment is an individual decision. In the case of adolescents with ADHD, the choice to take medication is shared between the teenager, his or her parents/guardians, and the healthcare provider.