Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is what some would consider an epidemic in America. Between the ages of 3 and 17, there are about 5.2 million children diagnosed with the disorder. This equates to a little more than 8% of of this age group.
ADHD is characterized by restlessness, impulsivity, emotional outbursts, and lack of focus, making it difficult for any student to remain on task in school, or at home. As a result, these children often deal with low self-esteem, behavioral problems, and anxiety.
Treatment of ADHD has fallen to medication more often than not, as well as ADHD coaching, counseling for ADHD, cognitive behavioral therapy for ADHD, and life management coaching.
But over-medicating is a concern for many parents and educators who feel that physicians are pumping these