What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that can cause difficulty paying attention, concentrating, staying organized, remembering details, controlling impulsive behaviors, or overly active.
A person with ADHD has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control. ADHD is the most common of childhood disorders. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an estimated 6.4 million diagnosed children in the United States.
Although the symptoms of ADHD begin in childhood, ADHD can continue through adolescence and adulthood. In some cases, ADHD is not recognized or diagnosed until the person is an adult. Many adults aren’t aware they have it, they just know that everyday task can be a challenge.
People with ADHD show an ongoing pattern of three different types of symptoms:
• Difficulty paying attention (inattention)
• Being overactive (hyperactivity)
• Acting without thinking (impulsivity)
There may be as many as 15 million adults and children in the U.S. with ADHD, unfortunately many are living their lives without a diagnosis.
S.A.S. Tees's mission is to educate and advocate for those living with ADHD and raise awareness about the significance of early diagnosis and treatment.