October is ADHD Awareness Month
Canadians are being asked to BECOME AWARE, GET INFORMED and SHARE the MESSAGE.
This October, groups and individuals across Canada are encouraging everyone to support ADHD Awareness Week and toss the myths, stereotypes, and widespread misinformation to the side!
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is one of the most common disorders in Canada and it doesn’t discriminate. It impacts people from all walks of life and backgrounds. It affects more than a million Canadian men, women, boys and girls of all ages. It is real, can be complex to diagnose and impacts most areas of an individual’s life. In most cases, it does not go away. It is a lifelong disorder. Adult ADHD in particular continues to be misunderstood. ADHD affects kids at school, students at college, employees at work, and parents at home. Access information on Adult ADHD. Access Information on Adult ADHD PSA (Public Service Announcement). Access Information on the CADDAC Adult information USB.
The impairing effects of ADHD also increase costs to healthcare, education, labour, social services and the justice system. They impede the attainment of human and social capital, resulting in increased socioeconomic costs for Canada. These costs are further fuelled by the continued under-diagnosis and under-treatment of ADHD. A shocking 90% of adults remain untreated, despite the far-reaching impact of ADHD. Access our paper on the Costs of ADHD.
ADHD matters to You!
Do you know someone with ADHD? Chances are that you do. Take some time to know the facts, understand the reality, and be part of a movement to educate other Canadians about something so common, yet so misunderstood.