October is National ADD/ADHD Awareness Month. This means that the entire month will be dedicated to raising awareness for Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is important to create a culture of understanding because this disorder doesn’t just affect adults; it also affects the family and friends of those around them. The goal of National ADD/ADHD Awareness Month is to raise awareness about the importance of diagnosing ADHD to provide proper treatment methods and therapies for those living with ADHD.
Treatment can be started to help with coping with concentration, losing items, struggling with projects, and goal setting. Lifestyle changes such as therapy and non-stimulant medication can be used to help those suffering from ADHD.
It is important to create a culture of understanding because according to a national study at least 20% of adults have been diagnosed or treated but only one-quarter of those adults seek treatment. It’s time to end the stigma and have an easy solution of greater access to care with telemedicine visits.
ADD/ADHD is a neurological disorder. It’s time to get rid of the negative stigma and focus on reaching out for help instead of suffering alone in silence! No one should have to hide their diagnosis. October is National ADHD awareness month so let’s start talking about it and getting help!