ADD and ADHD, also known as Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurological condition which is estimated to affect approximately 1 percent of children in the U.K. although figures in the U.S. are around 3-5 percent. Dr. Christopher Green, an Australian Pediatrician, believes that 2 percent of Australia’s school children are disadvantaged by this condition and it is possible that 10% may have a mild degree of the disorder. Though widely diagnosed and treated in the U.S. and Australia, the condition, as yet, is not widely recognized in the United Kingdom.
The first behavior is often found in early childhood, most children start to become recognized as having A.D.D. between the ages of 5 & 9 years. The condition continues throughout the school years and it is thought that 60 percent of children will carry some symptoms through to adulthood.
It has been thought that ADD can either be attributed to an hereditary or genetic cause or to damage to the fetus’ brain during pregnancy or to the child’s brain at or after birth.
Adders.org was formed in 1998 by Simon & Caroline Hensby. In 2007 Caroline changed her name to Sarah-Jayne Caroline Bass. Tragically at just 47, Sarah-Jayne passed away on 6th February 2010 after contracting pnuemonia. Caroline and Simon’s middle son Richard was diagnosed at age 13 with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder back in 1997. Caroline was also diagnosed as having ADD herself. Simon Hensby is now running the website once more, as a tribute to Caroline.
Adders has made tremendous efforts over the years by bringing awareness and trusted resources to the online world. Dr. Jason Hurst and the staff at Doctor’s Pain Relief Systems would like to take this time to thank the entire team at Adders.Org and their commitment to such a great cause.
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