ADHD Ireland (formerly HADD) celebrated a re-launch of the organisation at Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin on 15th October with special guest, Minister Jim Daly TD.
Discipline and relationship problems are the consequences of ADHD behaviour problems in the children, not the cause.
Most young people with ADHD do not show the problems of defiance, spitefulness, or aggression that characterise those with oppositional or conduct disorders. When they are rule-breaking, it is usually a matter of forgetting rules, not appreciating them, or impulsively neglecting them in the heat of the moment.
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Fact: ADHD is really a problem with the chemical dynamics of the brain and it’s not under voluntary control.
Myth: Children Grow Out of ADHD
Fact: While some children may recover from their disorder by age 21 or 27, the full disorder or at least significant symptoms and impairments persist in 50-86% of cases.
We periodically hear that ADHD is a myth. Nothing could be further from the truth. There are more than 100,000 articles in science journals on ADHD (and its precursor labels) and references to it appear in medical textbooks going back to 1775.