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Special Need: Schizophrenia, ADHD, Stutters, Genius
Best Friend: Mr. Jekyll and Mr. Long John
Birthday: December 16
Hobbies: Math & Physics
Favorite Movie: Nosferatu The Vampire
Favorite Vacation Spot: Basement of “Rays Assited Living Center”
Favorite Quote: “A lack of understanding is basis of all fears”
ABOUT THE SPECIAL NEED:
NAME OF CONDITION: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN/PEOPLE AFFECTED: Close to 6.5 million children between the ages of 4-17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder.
DESCRIPTION OF DISEASE: ADHD is a mental disorder that most often occurs in children. Symptoms of ADHD include trouble concentrating, paying attention, staying organized, and remembering details.
ADHD can be a difficult condition to diagnose. Children with untreated ADHD are sometimes mislabeled as troublemakers or problem children. Make sure you know the basic facts and symptoms of ADHD.
During their lifetimes, 12.9 percent of men will be diagnosed with ADHD. Just 4.9 percent of women will be diagnosed.
The average age of ADHD diagnosis is 7 years old.
Symptoms of ADHD typically first appear between the ages of 3 and 6.
ADHD isn’t just a childhood disorder. Today, about 4 percent of American adults over the age of 18 deal with ADHD on a daily basis.
It can be a difficult condition to diagnose. Children with untreated ADHD are sometimes mislabeled as troublemakers or problem children. Make sure you know the basic facts and symptoms of ADHD.