ADHD Overview

What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) effects 11% of children and is characterized by struggles with inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These issues with attention and focus can perpetuate other concerns such as poor school or job performance, depression, substance abuse, stress, relationship problems, and delinquency.

Early identification is essential to proper treatment of ADHD which is why knowing the symptoms is imperative. Some of the symptoms include not listening, struggling with following instructions, easily distracted, fidgeting, interrupting others, and difficulty waiting. These symptoms can also vary in severity from mild, moderate, to severe depending on how much the symptoms impact a client’s daily functioning.

For children diagnosed with ADHD, more than 75% of them will experience issues as they develop into adulthood. Early intervention is accomplished by understanding ADHD and receiving treatment through mental health services (such as services offered by Georgia HOPE) which are preventative measures that allows individuals experiencing issues with ADHD to lead successful lives.


If you’re struggling with ADHD or would like to refer someone you know, we’d love to speak to you further. HOPE is here. Contact us today.


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