What is ADHD? What Causes ADHD in Children?

www.AboutADHDStLouis.com 314-984-8412 ADHD St. Louis What is ADHD? What Causes ADHD in Children or Adults? What kind of testing for ADHD is available? What is ADHD treatment? Some of the more common questions people ask Dr. Collins are related to causes for ADHD in children and adults and what can be done to help those who have symptoms of ADHD but have not been diagnosed with the disorder. Working with a professional to obtain testing for ADHD is always a good place to start. This will help you understand what is ADHD and possible treatments for ADHD. Dr. Collins says ADHD is a neurological problem that’s difficult to diagnose because symptoms are variable and the cause is not singular. Research has shown that genetics is a factor, diet is a concern, constant overstimulation from TV and video games all play a part in the development of ADHD. From research we also know five to sixteen percent of all children from 1st to 12th grade have been diagnosed with ADHD. Five percent of adults have also received an ADHD diagnosis. By a ratio of three to one, boys are affected with ADHD more than girls. Geographically, ADHD is more prevalent on the east coast than on the west coast. Of the children who do have ADHD, 60 to 70 percent of them also have anxiety, depression, ODD, borderline personality disorder, mood problems, OCD, or bi-polar disorder. This makes it extremely complex and difficult for most therapists, physicians or counselors to be definite in their diagnoses. In fact

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