ADHD stands for "Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder... [and] is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. ADHD also affects many adults. An estimated 8.4% of children and 2.5% of adults have ADHD" ("What is ADHD" APA).
Common symptoms include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. In school children, ADHD is much more noticeable and as a result they are diagnosed from a young age. Adults however may not even know they have it.
Resources & Coping Stradegies
Although ADHD can’t be cured, it can be successfully managed and some symptoms may improve as a person ages. Information on ADHD is available through multiple resources:
- Parents can find resources on the Healthy Children website.
- An overview of ADHD helps us understand how to recognize the signs and symptoms, risk and protective factors, and treatment options.
- Online resources such as Understood offer guides for those who learn and think differently to discover their potentials, take control of their lives, and stay on positive paths.
- Additionally, 13 coping skills for people with ADHD can be found here on the ADDitude website. It talks about 13 skills that can help you achieve goals.
Recovery is for Everyone:
Every Person, Every Family, Every Community
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental or behavioral health concerns, thoughts of suicide, substance use, or other emotional experiences, we want you to know there is help, hope, and support. You can access resources for immediate safety and long-term support by calling the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line or Peer-to-Peer Warmline to talk to a mental health professional.
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