About ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain condition characterised by inattentiveness and hyperactivity which influences normal development and functioning in a negative way. Find facts about ADHD and information on ADHD symptoms, causes and treatment here.

ADHD diagnoses rising among US kids

Historically, ADHD has been most often diagnosed in boys, particularly white boys, but the trends seem to be shifting to girls and Hispanic children.

Could ADHD be a visual problem?

More and more children are being diagnosed with ADHD – but one optometrist says that 67% of children diagnosed with ADHD may actually have an underlying vision problem.

Foster kids more likely to have ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioural health diagnosis among children enrolled in Medicaid in America.

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ADHD Expert

Dr. Shabeer Ahmed Jeeva is a specialist psychiatrist who has been practicing child and adult psychiatry for 30 years. He has vast experience in treating ADHD, and is also an ADHD patient himself. Dr. Jeeva trained and practiced in Canada as a child and adult psychiatrist and had lived there for 25 years. He had attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland (1970-1976). His professional experience and accreditation includes: Psychiatric residency at the University of Ottawa (Canada), Child Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Ottawa (Canada), Diploma in Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa (Canada), and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Canada. Visit his website at:

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