National ADHD Awareness Month
October is National ADHD Awareness Month, and the entire month has been dedicated to spreading information about ADHD since 2004. ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting people of all ages. In the United States alone, an expected 6.1 million children are diagnosed with ADHD, primarily affecting males more than females.
The goal of National ADHD Awareness Month is to not only spread an understanding of the disorder, but to encourage individuals to seek assessment, receive proper care, and share available resources. Sponsored by the ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association), ACO (ADHD Coaches Organization), and CHAD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), October is a month to provide support and information to everyone affected.
This year’s theme is “ADHD: Understanding a Shared Experience." The message is to ensure that those diagnosed with ADHD understand they are not alone and that effective treatment is possible.
Further awareness and knowledge surrounding the symptoms, treatment, and resources for those with ADHD is the main objective throughout October. National ADHD Awareness Month ensures those diagnosed that with the right resources, successful treatment is accessible.
Learn more about National ADHD Awareness Month here.