ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a disorder in which people are hyperactive and have a deficit of attention.
HintADHD is a condition where people have difficulty with executive functions. What is “executive function”? Executive function is the cognitive process that organizes thoughts and activities, prioritizes tasks, manages time efficiently and makes decisions. Executive function skills are the skills that help us establish structures and strategies for managing projects and determine the actions required to move each project forward. Individuals with executive dysfunction often struggle to analyze, plan, organize, schedule and complete tasks at all — or on deadline. They misplace materials, prioritize the wrong things and get overwhelmed by big projects.
ADHD fades away after childhood.
HintADHD is a condition that worsens with age and can have debilitating effects including the workplace, in relationships, dealing with money and more. Many adults aren’t diagnosed until their child is diagnosed.
Most people with ADHD are hyperactive.
HintMost people with ADHD are not physically hyperactive. For many children who do have hyperactivity, hyperactivity fades with age.
People with ADHD have about the same life expectancy as the non-ADHD population.
HintSadly, people with ADHD live 13 fewer years than non-ADHD people due to factors such as neglecting preventive health care, not taking prescribed medication, accidents and risky lifestyle choices.
ADHD is an over-diagnosed syndrome.
HintADHD is underdiagnosed. In fact, 3.5% of the population has ADHD and, of this, only 20% of diagnosed people ever receive coaching as a treatment.
People with ADHD have about the same divorce rate as non-ADHD people.
HintADHD people have a much higher divorce rate than non-ADHD people.
Medication is the best treatment for ADHD.
HintWhile medication can and does help many people with ADHD, ADHDers name exercise and coaching as the most effective in treating ADHD, more effective than medication or traditional therapy.
Most adults with ADHD are diagnosed and receive treatment.
HintAdults are vastly under-diagnosed and under-treated.
Misdiagnosis of adults with ADHD happens very infrequently.
HintPeople with ADHD are misdiagnosed frequently. For instance, it is common for people to be misdiagnosed for anxiety and depression, when the real culprit is the underlying ADHD.