- ADD is a disorder that alters one’s ability to focus.
- Three times more men than women have ADD.
- In order to be diagnosed with ADD, a child must display very strong symptoms that take a negative effect on their life for at least 6 months.
- Main symptoms and indicators of ADD are inattention, distractibility, fear, anxiety, slow cognitive thinking, daydreaming, procrastination, and poor memory retrieval.
- There is no cure for ADD, but the symptoms can be managed through medications and counseling.
- Students with ADD often need to study three times more than students without ADD.
- Many children with ADD are highly intelligent and creative, and with proper treatment can excel far beyond their peers.
- Women who smoke during pregnancy are more than twice as likely to have a child with ADD.
- Research proves that there is no connection between how much sugar a person eats and the possibility of developing ADD. Sugar simply offers a boost of short-term energy or high activity.
- While some children outgrow their ADD, for many it’s a lifelong disorder.
- Some of the biggest celebrities have an attention disorder including Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, Michael Phelps, Jim Carrey, Terry Bradshaw, and Adam Levine.
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Sources: WhatIsAdd, PSEA, Virginia Tech, Health, LD Pride, Parenting