May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post a Day in May – May 23 – ADHD

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ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition with symptoms such as inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity..

ADHD was formerly called ADD, or attention deficit disorder.

Both children and adults can have ADHD, but the symptoms always begin in childhood.

What is ADHD?

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children.
  • ADHD also affects many adults.
  • An estimated 5 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults have ADHD.
  • ADHD is often first identified in school-aged children when it leads to disruption in the classroom or problems with schoolwork.
  • It can also affect adults.
  • It is more common among boys than girls.

Symptoms of ADHD include:

  • inattention (not being able to keep focus)
  • hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting)
  • impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought).

Symptoms and…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Mental Health Post a Day in May – May 22 – Phobias

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Phobias

The difference between fear and phobia

  • Feelings of fear are very common.
  • Fear is a normal human reaction that protects us by signaling danger and preparing us to deal with it.
  • a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. … something that causes feelings of dread or apprehension; something a person is afraid of.
  • Almost everyone has an irrational fear or two—of mice, for example, or your annual dental checkup. … But when fears become so severe that they cause tremendous anxiety and interfere with your normal life, they’re called phobias.

Diagnosable phobias are not common

  • Phobiasare a form of anxiety disorder and are characterised by intense and irrational fears of an object or situation that poses no real threat.
  • A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder.
  • Phobia isan extreme…

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