ADHD Awareness Month

October is ADHD Awareness Month


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic mental health condition that causes inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Although ADHD is a common occurrence in children, it often persists into adulthood. ADHD Awareness Month takes place each October to educate the public with evidence-based research about this disorder, dispel harmful myths, and promote compassion for those with the condition.


According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 4.4% of adults within the United States are diagnosed with ADHD. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 9.4% of children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD.


In observance of ADHD Awareness Month, the Central East MHTTC and the Black Psychiatrists of America are partnering to host the webinar ADHD in the Black Community: Unmet Needs from Childhood through Adulthood. Join us on October 27, 2022, from 12:00 – 1:00pm ET (11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT) for this interactive presentation.


For more information about ADHD, please check out the following resources:

ADHD Awareness Month Coalition

ADHD Coaches Organization 

Attention Deficit Disorder Association


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

National Institute of Mental Health

National Resource Center on ADHD


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