ADHD in Children & Adolescents
Authors: Lucy Brooks, Molly Crawford, Hollyanne Foster, Rebekah LaRoche, John Ouimette, Jamie Sha
Laura Grantham, DNP, RN
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is a mental health disorder commonly found in children and adolescents. This disorder often manifests itself with symptoms including but not limited to fidgeting, inability to focus, impulsivity, and daydreaming. ADHD is more prevalent in males rather than females and can be associated with a variety of risk factors. Because of the prevalence of this disorder, our service-learning assignment serves to educate on the impactfulness of this disorder along with interventions and management. This can be especially beneficial to parents and caregivers. Due to the neurocognitive nature of this disorder, we are partnering with St. Simons by the Sea and Gateway Behavioral Health. This project allowed us to explore our own thoughts and biases regarding this disorder, as well as provided us with insightful information and resources that we can share with our peers. It is our hope that this information can continue to bring awareness in the future.