ADHD diagnoses have risen 67% in the past 20 years, and almost 1 in 10 children in the US are diagnosed with it. What is ADHD? How does it develop? And why the dramatic rise in recent diagnosis? Keep reading to find out. Characteristics of ADHD Diagnosing ADHD can be difficult. There is no one test that can indicate it. ADHD shows up in three different forms, across a wide spectrum of severities, and can look totally different across genders and cultures. Furthermore, studies indicate that the vast majority of people with ADHD also have at least one [...]
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ADHD diagnoses have grown 67% in the last 20 years. However, misinformation and misdiagnoses are still common, as many professionals lack the specialized training that diagnosing ADHD requires. Understanding the process and requirements for a thorough ADHD diagnosis is essential to ensure that you or your loved ones get the answers you need. What makes ADHD so difficult to diagnose? ADHD occurs across a wide spectrum of severity, and there are three sub-types, all of which can look quite different. To make matters even more difficult, up to 90% of people with ADHD have one or more co-occuring conditions, sometimes [...]
ADHD diagnoses have risen 67% in the past 20 years, and almost 1 in 10 children in the US are diagnosed with it. What is ADHD? How does it develop? And why the dramatic rise in recent diagnosis? Keep reading to find out. Characteristics of ADHD 1 An interest-based nervous system - People with ADHD don’t struggle with paying attention all the time. Instead, they struggle with inconsistent attention, which is usually only activated by interest, urgency, or novelty. In fact, when faced with a task that fits into one of these categories, many people with ADHD can experience states of [...]