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October is ADHD Awareness Month 2023

October is ADHD Awareness Month 2023
Published on Thursday, September 21, 2023, 12:41 PM by DANA DEROUCHEY

October 2023 is ADHA Awareness Month - Moving Forward with ADHD

In recognition of this year’s ADHD awareness month, observed every year in the month of October, Team AgLearn is providing information and resources to encourage greater awareness of this often-misunderstood condition.


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition in which characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD is most diagnosed in young people. An estimated 8.8% of children aged 4-17 have ADHD. While ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, it does not only affect children. An estimated 4.4% of adults aged 18-44 have ADHD.

While some behaviors associated with ADHD are “normal” and not a cause for concern to most people, someone with ADHD will have trouble controlling these behaviors and will show them much more frequently and for longer than 6 months.

In short, ADHD is one of the most common mental health conditions affecting children and adults. But it is often misunderstood. ADHD Awareness Month's goal is to correct these misunderstandings and highlight the shared experiences of the ADHD community.

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