These are common neuropsychiatric conditions that affect six to nine percent of school-age children and four percent of adults.
Symptoms of ADHD/ADD can include difficulty paying attention, being easily distracted, fidgeting, acting impulsively or difficulty following instructions.
The good news is with diagnosis and treatment, the symptoms of ADHD/ADD can be substantially decreased and one’s quality of life can be improved.
ADHD/ADD can flare up during periods of stress (such as school or work), in group settings and when tasks seem difficult or tedious.
People with ADHD are often creative and highly energetic. However, it can cause problems in relationships and diminish performance at work or in school.