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10-14-11, 09:23 AM
Next week, Oct. 16-22, is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Dis*order) awareness week. Recognized by medical, psych***ological, and educ*ational professional or**gan**izations worldwide, ADHD is a highly gene*tic, brain-based medical disorder affecting exec*utive functions such as sustained attention, plan*ning, organizing and prior*itizing.In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that as many as 10 percent of children in the United States may have ADHD.The Harvard/NIMH Na**tional Comorbidity Survey Replication found that more than 4 percent of adults experience persistent symptoms consistent with a diagnosis of ADHD.ADHD affects people of every age, gender, IQ, and socio-economic status.

It can have an impact on every aspect of one’s life, including school, work, and personal relationships.While ADHD is generally viewed as a disorder, it has also been an asset for many well-known individuals whose general inattention enabled them to hone in on their passions.

These individuals include WaltDisney, John Lennon, Bill Gates, Leonardo DaVinci, Michael Phelps and AlbertEinstein.