ADHD can be seen in children as well as adults. Symptoms can be noticed at a very young age. The degree of symptoms can vary person to person. Sometimes an adult or child may have a hard time doing certain daily tasks. They can be easily distracted and unable to focus. Not everyone with this illness will have to take medication it would depend on their particular issues stemming from ADHD.   It used to be that not much was known about ADHD but in recent years more is being discovered, medications are better, and people with the illness are learning new ways to cope. ADHD does not have to control a person’s life they can learn to control the illness.
      ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is believed that children who suffer from ADHD as children tend to carry these same symptoms into their adult life. (Biological Psychiatry, 1 January 2009) ADHD is when an adult or child has symptoms of inattention, impulsive, hyperactivity these symptoms must be noticed for at least 6 months or more.   Since the 1970s ADHD has been a hot button topic causing controversy.   (Wikipedia 26, April 2011) The first medications to treat ADHD began in 1937. Since that time more has been discovered and more has been learned about ADHD. Some people do not believe that ADHD is a real disorder and therefore dispute the illness altogether. However, because of people becoming more informed about ADHD more patients have been diagnosed with ADHD. It is not known why someone suffers from ADHD but it is known to be a behavioral disorder. It is believed that ADHD is caused by a chemical imbalance of the brain. ADHD is also believed to be genetic and may run in the genes making ADHD hereditary. Some risk factors consist of age, sex, being born early or heart problems and having a mother who smoked/drank during pregnancy are just a few.
      Symptoms can consist of a child or adult being fidgety, restless, unable to concentrate, poor grades, forgetfulness, unable to...