From SAMHSA: October 16–22, 2011
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a serious public health issue. Nearly every mainstream medical, psychological, and educational organization in the United States has concluded that it is a real, brain-based medical disorder and that children and adults with ADHD benefit from appropriate treatment.
Support ADHD Awareness Week by learning—and sharing—the facts:
- ADHD is real.
- ADHD is a common, nondiscriminatory 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 multifaceted.