In this episode we welcome Dr. Joel Nigg from the ADHD Research Institute at OHSU to talk about the ADHD and the research happening around this diagnosis. Dr. Nigg talks to us about the social and emotional struggles for children with ADHD, some findings about causes of ADHD, common misconceptions about the diagnosis, the role genetics play in ADHD, and why ADHD isn't taken as seriously as it should be.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought).
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Center for ADHD Research Institute: https://www.ohsu.edu/school-of-medicine/center-adhd-research