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ADHD Part One: About ADHD

January 26, 2018

This is the first in a three part series about ADHD. Part one will talk about the basics of ADHD-- What it is, how it works. Part two, coming out sometime next week, will talk about how music therapy can be used to help individuals who have ADHD. Finally we'll wrap up with Part 3, about various resources for ADHD here in Utah and online.

 

It's a little late, but Happy 2018! Seems like the year has already been going by way too fast, but maybe that's just me. But we're back, and talking a bit about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

ADHD is one of those disorders that everyone kind of knows something about. After all, a study in 2015 estimates that roughly 50 million people have it-- chances are that if you are reading this, you know at least one person who has it. (Or have it yourself!) Still, we actually know very little about what causes it. In some cases it's genetic, in some cases the symptoms are caused by some kind of brain injury-- but most of the time we don't really know. There are some things we do know, however; let's start with what's going on in the brain.

 

ADHD and the Brain

First here's a helpful infographic by the amazing folks at Understood