McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Walk In My Shoes: ADHD

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Many people can relate to the times when they were unable to fully concentrate, couldn’t regain focus, drifted from task to task, or were unable to sit still in their seat. Most people can relate to these behaviours, but when they’re a constant part of a person’s life, a patient may be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This video looks at the life of a person with a common form of ADHD, and delves into a list symptoms to help raise awareness about this disorder and its effects on individuals due to atypical brain functions. However, it’s no cause for alarm! We’ll end off our discussion with common research-supported strategies to cope with this disorder so as to live a regular functional life. This is the first instalment of our interactive video series "Walk In My Shoes," where we’ll be raising awareness and learning from the lives of individuals afflicted with learning disorders.

— Video by Shara Chowdhury, Vanessa Miranda, Mishaal Qazi and Peter Tso

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