ADHD symptoms include a persistent inability to focus that often affects how a person functions; someone who is easily distracted could be suffering from ADHD. Another symptom involves hyperactivity. A person who has been diagnosed with ADHD often has to keep moving. Whether that means tapping their foot or fidgeting in their seat, there is always some type of movement going on. It is not uncommon for a person with ADHD to interrupt a conversation or intrude. It’s usually a culmination of these symptoms that actually leads to a diagnosis.
Interestingly enough, there are some states that have a higher rate of people diagnosed with ADHD. For instance, Louisiana, North Carolina, Alabama, and Delaware lead The States with a rate of 14 percent to 15.9 percent. The states with lower rates include much of the Southwest (From California to Texas).
Despite ADHD symptoms being prominent in many patients, there are some doctors who don’t believe that the disorder even exists. As previously reported by TheInquisitr, one doctor in Chicago believes that ADHD is diagnosed by mistake — but if the actual cause of the symptoms is treated properly, the problem can be fixed. Behavioral neurologist Dr. Richard Saul says that “over-diagnosis” is a serious problem and medicating a patient for ADHD when they really have something else doesn’t help anyone and could have an even more negative impact on the patient.
There has always been a lot of controversy surrounding ADHD — that’s nothing new. With new research being released, some people feel as though it’s better to treat ADHD with lifestyle changes vs. with medication. However, everyone seems to have their own opinion on the disorder… what’s yours?
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