Neurodevelopment Disorders

ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder affecting children, adolescents, and many adults. The ADHD symptoms are inattention (difficulty sustaining focus), hyperactivity (need to move, “on the go feelings”) and impulsivity (quick to act without thinking properly). These symptoms are recognized in school and at home settings.

ADHD occurs in 3-5% of school age children. ADHD runs in families with about 25% of biological parents also having this medical condition.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASD is a developmental disorder, it manifests in a way that child does not interact typically which is to smile, cuddle, laugh, and respond eagerly to games like “peek-a-boo” or hide-and-seek. Instead stays in their own world and displays odd repetitive behaviors. According to 2021 CDC report, 1 in 44 children in US are on autism spectrum disorder.