Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is a common behavioral disorder that affects about 10% of school-age children. Boys are about three times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with it, though it's not yet understood why. Kids with ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. They may understand what's expected of them but have trouble following through because they can't sit still, pay attention, or focus on details.
Symptoms of ADHD
"To be upset about what you don't have is to waste what you do have."
- Ken Keyes Jr
Helpful Links For ADHD
- CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is an organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD
- The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health - NFFCMH is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families.
- About.com - Great AD/HD column written by Keath Low. Keath posts new content each week that is full of information, support and ideas you can use. Her past columns provide an excellent on-line resource for nearly any ADHD related topic you can think of.