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October Is ADHD Awareness Month: The Lesser Known Awareness Campaign Takes Center-Stage!

ADHD | Awareness | 07th October 2021 | Virtual Wire

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October 1st marked the beginning of ADHD Awareness Month. ADHD Awareness Month is an opportunity for families to learn more about ADHD. It is also a time for schools to assess how they can better support their students with ADHD.

ADHD Awareness Month is a time to encourage your community to join in on ADHA awareness and help raise awareness among peers, teachers, and everyone else who needs to understand what this disorder is all about. If you do not have a family member with ADHD, you may not even know what it is, so as a mom of a teenager diagnosed with ADHD, I would like to share what I have learned over these past years!



What is the Difference Between ADD and ADHD?

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Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are both the names for a condition where a child or adult has difficulty paying attention to things. ADD is primarily an inattentive type of ADHD that involves a person being distracted by irrelevant stimuli. You might notice this as a person who always seems to be daydreaming or not paying attention. ADHD is a more hyperactive disorder where people might be overly active and have trouble sitting still for long periods.



What Is The Purpose Of ADHD Awareness Month?

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October is designated as ADHD Awareness Month. During this month, organizations that support education and research about ADHD campaign to engage and educate communities about ADHD.



ADHD Awareness Campaign

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In 2021, the collective organization CHADD, ADHD Coaches Org. (ACO), and Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) came up with the theme: “Reframing ADHD: Discovering New Perspectives.” All month long, top domestic and international ADHD professionals will answer questions from the public as received from their websites, Facebook, and Twitter. Since ADHD is a serious global public health concern, professionals want to take the opportunity to promote education, awareness, and understanding.


These conversations will highlight diagnosis and treatments while providing reliable information. Overall, the goal of ADHD Awareness Month is to promote inclusion and allow those impacted to have access to factual information that will enable them to make informed choices. If you want to learn more and watch these informative conversations look at the ADHD Awareness Month Website to find short video clips from the experts.



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