National Attention Deficit Hyperactivy Disorder Day in South Africa
National Attention Deficit Hyperactivy Disorder Day in South Africa is held on September 14. This event in the second decade of the month September is annual. Help us
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood brain disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity). These symptoms can make it difficult for a child with ADHD to succeed in school, get along with other children or adults, or finish tasks at home.
Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD, although many studies suggest that genes play a large role. Like many other illnesses, ADHD probably results from a combination of factors.
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) has officially launched their toll-free Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder line aimed at assisting those affected by the disorder.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
National Celiac Awareness Day on September 13 (The United States Senate has once again designated September 13th as "National Celiac Awareness Day." According to the resolution, the Senate "recognizes that all people of the United States should become more informed and aware of celiac disease" and encourages all Americans to participate in activities that celebrate this day. Celiac disease affects an estimated 3 million Americans, 85% of whom remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed);
Surgeon Day on September 16 (Celebrated on the third Saturday of September);
World Marrow Donor Day on September 16 (is celebrated globally on the third Saturday of September)