October is ADHD Awareness Month. Throughout this month, organisations around the world work together to educate people about ADHD – its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment – and dispel some of the myths surrounding the disorder which affects millions of people around the world.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition, which affects the parts of the brain that control attention, impulse and concentration, and in the process OF emotional regulation. It is thought to affect between 5% to 7% of school-age children, 65% of which will remain with the condition into adulthood. Most individuals with ADHD can learn strategies and skills that are sufficient to help them cope better in everyday life. This often involves support from family members or colleagues.
In celebration of ADHD Awareness Month KSU has once again put up colourful umbrellas on Quadrangle, with the purpose of eliminating any negative stigma associated with the condition.
To learn more about ADHD, please make reference to the following booklet prepared by ADHD Malta.