Whether you call it ADD or ADHD – the condition is the same. The older designation is attention deficit disorder (or, ADD); the current name is attention deficit hyperactive disorder (or, ADHD). The latter has three presentations as it is currently called, or subtypes: inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and combined. So, you or your child can have trouble paying attention, be very overly active and impulsive, or can exhibit both kinds of behavior, hopefully at different times (for your sanity)!
Did you know that as of around 2011 when data was collected, 8.1% of adults in the US between the ages of 18-44 have been diagnosed with ADHD? Nearly 10% of children (6.4 million) were also diagnosed with ADHD ages 2-17. Seen globally, about 7.2% (129 million) kids have this condition. Scary, right?!
Hold on – not all behaviors that seem to fit into this diagnostic category mean you or your child has or doesn’t have ADHD. Let’s explore some myths about ADHD.
I urge you not to be afraid if you and/or your children and other loved ones have this condition. There is so much help available, both in the conventional treatment realm as well as the holistic one. Plus, not everything costs much money to achieve real and lasting improvement.
For more information about ADD/ADHD on our website, visit our ADHD information and courses page or the course Healing ADHD Naturally.
As always, have a happy, holistically healthy day!
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.