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In order to treat ADHD, we must understand what it is that we are treating. You will find a lot of information abou nearly all aspects of the complex condition. It is also the most common of all the neurological conditions, affecting approximately 10% of any given population.

I have divided this section into 3 parts. First is the "What Is ADHD" part. Here you will find the multi-media clips; The Sound Of An ADHD Brain, and a short video What Happens In The ADHD Brain.

There are also a lot of articles that demystify the intricacies of ADHD.

The next part of this section is all about "Treatment." This too is a vast topic. I have used our Basic Treatment Wheel as the structure for this part. There are 8 different components to our wheel, which all have at their core Powerful Affirming Love.

The final part is a great illustration of those intricacies - the "Co-occurring Conditions." No one only has ADHD, at least three other conditions run alongside, usually as a result of ADHD.

I have divided the co-occurring conditions into 7 sections. You can explore Mood Disorders, Behaviour Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Tic Disorders, and Miscellaneous Disorders


 

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Know The Jargon - ADHD Acronyms

Here are some of the common ADHD acronyms and what they mean

ADDer - a person who has ADHD or ADD

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder

SCT - Sluggish Cognitive Tempo - new name for ADD

ODD - Oppositional Defiance Disorder

CD - Conduct Disorder

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Bi-polar - Bi-polar Disorder, used to be Manic-Depression

SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder

PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder


ACT -  Action Consequence Trigger - monitoring forms devised and supplied by Living ADDventure®


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