ADHD is the most common diagnosis for kids and teens. The CDC reports nearly 10% of children ages 2-17 have been given the diagnosis.
ADHD can be a hot topic—is it real? Is it not real? Is medication the best thing? Are medications harming our children in the long-run? While there are many pieces to the discussion, ADHD typically presents as difficulty concentrating, impulsivity, fidgeting, and distractibility. The other lesser talked about issues with ADHD is the impact it has on peer relationships, stress in the home, impacts on self-esteem, and how often it presents with anxiety and depression. Kids and teens with ADHD need support, and you have options around what that support looks like.