What is ADHD?
ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a prevalent neuropsychological disorder affecting approximately 9.5% of children and adolescents aged between 4-17 years according to the most recent National Survey of Children’s Health in the US (See Visser et. al., 2013). However, it is important to note that there are increasing numbers of adults who are now also being diagnosed with ADHD. Behavioural, occupational and social difficulties of ADHD arise as a result of brain executive functioning issues. Although capable in many respects, sufferers of ADHD find it difficult to harness their abilities to full capacity because of a combination of the following main deficit areas:
In addition, clinical experience indicates that sufferers often experience accompanying issues including:
We now know from research on brain plasticity that ADHD can be redressed if we optimise nutrient levels in the brain and push the brain to strengthen existing connections or make new ones through the use of educational support and technologies such as Neurotherapy.
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