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ADHD is also one of the most common disorders of childhood. Despite this, there is a huge amount of bad and misleading information among students, parents,, the internet and in the media about the condition.

The Many Faces of ADHD
ADHD is a lifelong disorder for most folks. Like many disorders, the symptoms may be expressed differently in different people. For one kid, it may be a huge problem with impulsivity and hyperactivity. For another, it may be about the ability to pay attention.

How to Increase ADHD Awareness
Science tells us that the most effective way to deal with any kind of stigma is to know someone with the disorder who is stigmatized. It's easy to say that ADHD is not real when you have no experience with it.

But if family members can learn to be comfortable saying to others "I have ADHD," or "A member of my family has ADHD," that usually stops people in their tracks and opens the door for some real dialogue. Only when we stop hiding will the stigma and misunderstanding truly disappear.

Dr. Melmed has written a series of books for students to help them understand ADHD, and some of the other challenges that "travel" with it.

About Raun Melmed
Raun D. Melmed, MD, FAAP, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, is director of the Melmed Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, and co-founder and medical director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center.

He is the author of a series of books on mindfulness for children: Marvin's Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks, Timmy's Monster Diary: Screen Time Stress, Harriet's Monster Diary: Awfully Anxious, and the next in the series, Marvin's Monster Diary 2 (+Lyssa): ADHD Emotions

All of his books can be purchased on Amazon or at his book signing.
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