“Learning More About ADHD”

Posted: October 4, 2014 by AMCPress And Co in Activism
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We’re always learning about different learning disorders. There’s always room to learn about disabilities as a whole. Here’s some facts about ADHD you might be surprised by. These facts can surprise you when it comes to not being  aware of who can be effected as a whole. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 7 years old however the doctor was wrong with the diagnosis.

Did you know that men are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD verses women. 12.9% of men will be diagnosed in our lifetime. Women are 4.9% will be diagnosed in our lifetime. I’m sure you aren’t aware of the average age that kids are diagnosed with ADHD is 7 years old. There’s a common misunderstanding that people think it’s a childhood disorder which isn’t the case. Adults can be diagnosed with ADHD too.

The symptoms typically first appears when a child is there to 6 years old. 6.1% of Americans are being treated for ADHD with medication. There has been a 42% increase in ADHD diagnoses in the past 8 years. We here at AMCPress was contacted by a group that wanted us to share this new information which relates to ADHD. These facts were provided by healthline.com.

When it comes to statistics I think it does mean something however when it comes to those who are effected by any disabilities don’t wear it on their sleeve because it doesn’t make the person or the group of people who they are. That’s my own opinion especially when I have a disability I don’t like being stereotyped by the numbers. The statistics do mean something when it comes doctors and other professionals. When it comes to advocacy work I look at those who are effected because of who is effected and who has a voice and who needs a voice. Advocacy work that relates to disability awareness which means speaking up for those who may not have the ability to advocate for themselves. When advocating for disabilities in general I want to show those who could be unaware of situations that can effect those who have disabilities of all kinds. I myself take this work very serious when it comes to advocating for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. This is something I have been along before I even knew that I was advocating for myself with my own disability.

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