ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is one of the most common mental health conditions affecting children and adults. But it is often misunderstood. ADHD Awareness Month's goal is to correct these misunderstandings and highlight the shared experiences of the ADHD community.
ADHD is a very common disorder that affects children and adults. It has for many years been recognized as a childhood issue that affects focus, self-control, and many other important skills. However, it has only recently been recognized as an adult problem too. The cause is an imbalance in the brain's anatomy and its wiring.
How did ADHD Awareness Month Get Started?
An ADHD Awareness Day was how it all started. A resolution was passed by the United States Senate that declared September 7th as National Attention Deficit Disorder Day in 2006. From there it grew into a full month by 2004. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of ADHD, by providing information that is reliable. The information is based on research and scientific evidence.
Facts about ADHD
ADHD is Real
ADHD is a Common, Non-Discriminatory Disorder
Diagnosing ADHD is a Complex Process
Other Mental Health Conditions Often Occur Along With ADHD
ADHD is Not Benign
ADHD is Nobody’s FAULT
ADHD Treatment is Multi-Faceted
What You Can do to Take Part
A number of different resources are available, and the idea is to spread the word, far and wide. If you want to help educate people then there are various resources available online. These include fact sheets and posters, graphics and logos, together with videos and recordings.