ADHD: 15 Things You Definitely Didn’t Know (Part 1)

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ADHD, also known as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a growing condition among children and adults alike. Often this disorder is misunderstood, leading it to be diagnosed much too often or even seen as a weakness. However, this should not be the case. We have the real scoop on everything you need to know about ADHD, compiled into a convenient and interesting article for you! Don’t forget to come back soon and see our part two article, featuring the top eight most shocking things that you never knew about ADHD!

Number Fifteen: You can Decrease Your Kids’ Risk by Eating Fish

If you are a mother-to-be or in the market to make some babies, this little bit of information might prove helpful to you. Recent studies have shown that moms who eat fish twice a week, either before or during their pregnancy, have a 60% lower chance of having a child who will be diagnosed with ADHD. However, this condition is not necessarily a terrible thing, as you will see later on in our article.

Number Fourteen: It can Cause a Drug Problem

The horror of every mother, the medication Adderall has a habit of dooming young kids. Many kids who receive the drug have resulted in trying to sell it for a profit rather than use it themselves, leading to a whole mess of trouble. If your child is advised to take the medication, make sure that they fully understand why they cannot give it to anyone else for any reason.

Number Thirteen: If Your Kid has ADHD, You Might Too

Many adults who have this condition go undiagnosed their whole lives. This is especially apparent in women, who develop the onset of its symptoms at a later age than men. In terms of research statistics, roughly a fourth of children who have ADHD got it from one of their parents. If your child has the condition and you can’t figure out why it might be something to talk to you doctor about.

Number Twelve: It Affects Girls Later than Boys

As previously mentioned, girls experience the symptoms of this condition much later in life than boys. In addition, they have a harder time dealing with its onset at this vulnerable age, leading to increased risk of eating disorders, low self-image, cutting, and mainly depression.

Number Eleven: Not Receiving Treatment has Consequences

When this condition goes untreated, it can have detrimental effects later in life. Studies have shown a correlation to these affected people with low income, poor education, divorce, depression, and substance abuse.

Number Ten: Exercise can Help to Cope

Exercise is helpful to the focus of all students, but even more so to those with ADHD. Studies have proven that affected children can perform at higher levels than they normally would if they remain active. Try telling that to their teachers!

Number Nine: ADHD can Lead to Smoking

Oddly enough, scientists may have revealed a genetic link to this condition and the decision to start smoking. This genetic variant is especially common in children whose mothers have smoked at any point in their life- not just during the pregnancy. Don’t forget to come back soon and see our part two article, featuring the top eight most shocking things that you never knew about ADHD!

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