Although the name ADHD is a relatively new term, references to behaviors typical of children with ADHD have been around for many years. The first description of a child with ADHD was in:
Although the exact cause of ADHD is not known, sugar, food coloring and other additives play a major role in children developing symptoms of ADHD.
ADHD is diagnosed through:
Some people still deny that ADHD existence. One of the reasons people believe it is a made up disorder is:
The number of prescriptions written for stimulant medication to treat ADHD has increased dramatically over the past twenty years. The reason for this is:
Although the exact causes of ADHD are unknown, the following are all considered possible causes, except:
When parents seek medical help for their children’s ADHD, they often do it because:
ADHD, and the treatment for it, including medication, is one of the most researched disorders of all times. Medication has been found to be safe and effective in treating ADHD. Some of the ways medication helps are:
Girls and boys are both diagnosed with ADHD at the same rate.
The number of children and adults diagnosed with ADD/ADHD has increased over the past 20 years. The reasons for this include all the following, except: