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Spring 2014

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How many times have you heard someone remark that everyone seems to have ADHD or ADD? According to the American Psychiatric Association, 5 percent of children are diagnosed with ADHD (sometimes called ADD), and according to the National Institutes of Health, 4.1 percent of adults have the disorder. Perhaps it’s true that our fast paced society and the abundance of technology and electronic stimuli have impacted the attention span of many youth and adults, but even so, Attention Deficit is a valid disorder that significantly impacts the individuals who are diagnosed with it. There is a difference between being occasionally distractible and clinically diagnosed with ADHD. Many myths about this condition abound; here’s some factual information that may help dispel some of the misconceptions people have about ADHD.


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