We see the label and hear about ADHD on a weekly basis- but do we know what ADHD ACTUALLY is?
ADHD is defined by the DSM-V as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development, as characterized by specific criterion.
ADHD can affect children, adolescents, and adults. ADHD can interfere with schoolwork, employment responsibilities, and social relationships.
We found a poem written by an individual that lives with ADHD so that we can all understand better how their experiences differ from others: