Mental Health Awareness: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

In this segment of our Mental Health Awareness series, we'll take a look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. 

In general, people diagnosed with ADHD have difficulty with some life skills, like paying attention or listening to instructions. People who have ADHD may have trouble remembering details or completing tasks. Impulsive or 'reckless' behavior may also be a problem for people with ADHD.

There are many myths out there about ADHD:

Those of us with ADHD may also have other disorders, including Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), opens a new window, Conduct Disorder (CD), opens a new window, and/or other conditions, opens a new window.

This discussion of ADHD is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a replacement for a physician's treatment.

We have compiled a list of St. Tammany Parish Library resources and external websites that have more information about living with ADHD. Please contact your nearest St. Tammany Parish Library reference librarian, opens a new window if you need help getting any of the items on this list:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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