JUNO COUNSELING AND WELLNESS

By Vassilia Binensztok, PhD

Debunking the Biggest Myths About ADHD

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition that affects 8.4% of children, as well as 2.5% of adults. Aside from not being able to keep their focus and displaying excessive movement that’s not appropriate to the setting, those who have ADHD also tend to act impulsively without much thought. If you have a child who shows symptoms of ADHD, it’s extremely important to take them to see a qualified and experienced therapist Jupiter. Although ADHD is one of the most common mental health disorders, a lot of misinformation still continues to circulate on the subject.

What are the Biggest Myths About ADHD?

MYTH 1: Children with ADHD Haven’t Had a Good Upbringing

Although therapists may require parents of kids with ADHD to undergo professional parenting training during the course of their child’s ADHD therapy, this doesn’t necessarily mean that these kids have had a bad upbringing. In case you’re not aware, ADHD is characterized by an impaired brain metabolism and a marked imbalance of the child’s dopamine and noradrenaline neurotransmitter levels.

MYTH 2: ADHD is Not a Disease

This statement is definitely false because according to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), ADHD happens to be a hereditary disease that’s also neurobiologically determined. Furthermore, the three core symptoms of this disease include hyperactivity, attention issues, and impulsiveness.

Myth 3: Medications for ADHD Can Change Your Child’s Personality

Contrary to what most parents think, ADHD medication won’t change their child’s personality. They work to normalize the child’s impaired brain metabolism in order to reduce the symptoms of the disease. Although the changes may feel unusual to the parents at first, these are very important for the child so that they will have positive social experiences in the home and school setting.

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Talk to a Therapist Jupiter Today!

In case you’re not aware, ADHD can easily be treated. To learn more about ADHD therapy, schedule an appointment with Dr. Vassilia Binensztok at Juno Counseling and Wellness.

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