What is ADHD?
“Everything is so hard.”
“Now I hate math.”
“It’s so boring.”
“I know I’m bad at it, even though my teacher says I’m not I’m a failure.”
“I can’t remember to do homework and lose things.”
“I hate feeling like I’m different, but I really am.”
“Work seems like it’s easy for everyone else.”
These are the voices of people with attention, deficit, hyperactivity, disorder, or ADHD.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that is characterized by symptoms of inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. Symptoms typically manifest in childhood and adolescence. ADHD often persists into adulthood. People with ADHD often get into trouble at school, at work, or while driving.
This disorder affects millions of children, teenagers, and adults, and makes it very hard for them to pay attention, focus, concentrate, and organize. It makes their lives and those around them very challenging.
The short video below will provide an explanation by an expert from Yale Clinic for ADHD.