Why have we seen so many children, teenagers, and adults diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Symptoms of ADHD include lack of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. And for parents with teens, ADHD can be a troubling diagnosis on top of an already difficult period in a child's life. Many teens have trouble following through on instructions and don't seem to listen when spoken to directly, but it's important to know when a teen is just being a teen...or when their condition requires special attention.
In a world where multitasking and over-stimulation are seen as strengths, it's ironic but not surprising that 5 million American children suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Lisa Loomer's play "Distracted" at the Unicorn Theatre follows a couple's search to get help for their troubled 8-year-old son.