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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD is a life long, inherited behavioural condition which includes poor concentration, distractability and restlessness. It is often associated with other psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety and addictions which can have a major impact on quality of life. However, having ADHD is not necessarily just a negative thing as it is also commonly associated with personality traits and talents, which we value in our society.
It is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral and learning disorder. Although many people believe the acronym ADD suggests attention problems without hyperactivity and ADHD infers attention problems with hyperactivity, there is little difference between the two. All forms of ADHD have some hyperactivity.
Medication can be part of treatment. Medication used alone, however, may be insufficient. Research has shown that a comprehensive multi-modularity treatment program can bring dramatic results.
Attention Deficit Disorder ADD is a national health crisis that continues to grow—yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. While genetics, maternal alcohol or drug use, birth trauma, jaundice, brain infections and head trauma can play a causative role in ADD symptoms, the increase in people being diagnosed with it is likely related to influences in our world today that negatively affect brain function, including:. Many people with ADD are very intelligent, creative, spontaneous, fun and successful.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. For a diagnosis, the difficulties associated with ADHD must interfere significantly with an individual's functioning. As a result, ADHD is linked to a variety of difficulties related to academic performance, employment and interpersonal relationships.
We receive referrals from many health professionals in the following areas:. We can reassess and continue treatment of people who have a diagnosis of ADHD from childhood, and we also assess adults who have never had a diagnosis made. To find out about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and support groups click here to go to our advice pages.
Although girls can have this disorder, boys are 3 times more likely to be affected. Our doctors have carried on the 30 year legacy of our founder, Dr. Robert C. Young M.
Our expert staff offers medical care, counseling, and nutritional assistance. The ability to focus and learn is a basic animal function. Without it we would perish individually and as a species.