Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a neurobehavioral condition that has risen to epidemic proportions in recent times. The symptoms include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.
Psychologist Enrico Gnaulati, of Pasadena, California, claims that ADHD is now “as prevalent as the common cold.”
The causes may not be known, but one thing is certain, the condition is running rife through the children of Western society.
“So many kids have trouble these days,” says long-time ADHD researcher L. Alan Sroufe, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. “I doubt it’s a change in our genetic pool. Something else is going on.”