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What Is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 11% of children between the ages of four and seventeen in the U.S. These childrens symptoms include having trouble paying attention in school and difficulty in controlling hyperactive behavior. Having difficulty staying focused and failing to listen closely to details can adversely affect their scholastic performance. The tendency toward impulsive behavior can lead to problems with behavior and social interactions in a classroom setting. Statistically, boys are more likely to have ADHD than girls. In fact, 20% of all boys in the U.S. will be diagnosed with ADHD before entering high school.
The treatments for ADHD fall into three categories: nutritional alternatives, therapy and counseling, and medication. Nutrition supplements for the brain and central nervous system include EMPowerPlus Q96, a blend of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Psychological counseling teaches children important skills to adapt and manage behavior. Common prescription drugs include Ritalin, Concerta, and Adderall.