ADD/ ADHD: Treating A Growing Psychiatric Disorder

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The prevalence of patients diagnosed with either Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has grown significantly since first being discovered in 1937. At this point in time, the diagnoses of ADD and ADHD did not yet exist. In fact, patients who presented with core ADD/ ADHD symptoms were recognized as having a hyperkinetic behavioral disorder. Over the preceding decades, clinical research studies have found that “ADHD is the most common neurobiological disorder in children, with a prevalence of 6% to 7%” (Connolly et al., 2015, p. 632). The…read more