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Everyone has distracted moments. We lose our keys, forget our list when we go shopping or are late for an appointment from time to time.
These things happen to most of us and are considered quite normal, if annoying.
However, when there is a disorder involved, such as ADD or ADHD, thatís when things become serious.
The feelings attached to ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) include confusion, frustration and sadness when one canít move from intention to action.
At home or work, relationships can suffer due to disorganization and inconsistent behaviour. A job may be jeopardized because work is late, incomplete or inaccurate.
According to the Centre for ADHD/ADD Advocacy Canada, the most conservative estimates indicate ADHD affects more than one million Canadians.
Experts estimate 80 per cent of children diagnosed with ADHD continue to meet the criteria for diagnosis in adolescence and more than 60 per cent report symptoms in adulthood.
ADHD has a significant impact on our social and economic systems and is estimated to cost the Canadian economy close to $8 million each year.
ADHD often runs in families. According to research, if one person in a family has ADHD there is a 25 to 35 per cent chance another family member also has it.
Interesting that they would use a photo of a black family! I thought the standard norm in this convention were to use photos of overweight white people? Because you know, "reverse racism" isn't racism (sarcasm).
Attention deficit disorder often persists into adulthood (external - login to view)
I am expecting Rhonda Rabow (author of the article) to be the target of Anitfa Violence or the Canadian Human Rights Commission. After all, they need a "high profile" victim like Rhonda Rabow.
Or maybe this controversial image is supposed to fall in line with Ignatieff's recent comment of "Cotton Pickers", is political correction coming to an end in Canada? I sure hope it is.