Learning to live with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that begins in childhood and is characterised by difficulty in keeping attention, hyperactivity and clear difficulty in the control of impulses.

This disorder has become a major concern for parents in recent years as it generates severe learning disabilities in children.

A large number of organizations have started a movement to request the establishment of a World Day of Awareness of ADHD. The date chosen by those who are promoting the initiative is this coming 13th of July. The following figures justify this application. According to a letter of request to the WHO for this day to be held, Dr. Russel A. Barkley, a professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, reported that this psychiatric condition occurs in 5% to 7% of children, and between 4% and 5% of adults worldwide. Genetic causes Several studies have found that ADHD is, in a large Read more