Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed neuro-developmental and psychiatric disorders occurring during childhood. More than 5 million children between the ages of 4-17 years are diagnosed with ADHD. Some researchers believe ADD/ADHD is a sleep disorder.
ADD and ADHD may persist into adulthood.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) identifies the following as common symptoms of ADD:
· difficulty in learning
· and impulsivity
· Tendency to procrastinate
· chronic lateness
· mood swings
· low self-esteem
· sense of insecurity
Major symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder include
70% of children with ADD/ ADHD will continue to have the disorder as adults.