When people who look at me differently, talk down to me, or judge me because of “my illness” (as some call ADHD), I push back.
I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 29. Back then, ADHD was thought to be a disorder found only in boys. I wasn’t a problem in school. I was a “social butterfly” as some teachers called me. Others teachers yelled at me to pay attention, or told me I needed to apply myself or that I could do better.
An expert on attention deficit and learning disabilities talks about the biology behind ADHD and why it’s sometimes so difficult to diagnose and treat symptoms in children.
What Does ADHD Look Like?
In my 40 years as a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I have treated thousands of youngsters. With some children, I am able to make a quick evaluation about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and outline a course of ADHD treatment.
For years we have been the only organisation advocating and creating awareness around the issue of Adults and ADHD.
It’s one thing to read about learning and attention issues. It’s another thing to see them through your child’s eyes.
Experience firsthand how frustrating it is when your hand won’t write what your brain is telling it to.
Or how hard it is to complete a simple task when you have trouble focusing.
Use these unique simulations and videos to better understand your child’s world.
Do they have problems with Reading? Attention? Organisation? Maths? Writing?