ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, has been recognized since the early 1900s, but often under different names.
And during that time, many discoveries about ADHD have been made.
Heidi Bernhardt, the Founder and President of the Centre of ADHD Awareness Canada or CADDAC says a very important study came out in 2018 headed by Dr.Russell Barkley that showed when significant symptoms of ADHD go into adulthood we can have up to and even over 20 years reduce life expectancy so we now know ADHD also significantly impacts physical health and wellbeing. She adds this is a really important disorder and it’s important we get it assessed, diagnosed and treated early.
Bernhardt says there are still many myths about ADHD that need to be addressed.
This weekend, an online conference will be taking place. If you or someone you know has ADHD it’s an opportunity to learn more about it and how to manage it.
Go to C-A-D-D-A-C dot CA to sign up for the conference.