ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood which lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviours or be overly active.
There are three types of ADHD. Firstly, Predominantly Inattentive Presentation, which the individual is easily distracted, making it hard for the person to organise or finish a task, to pay attention to details, or to follow instructions or conversations. Secondly, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation, where the person is hyperactive resulting in fidgeting, talking a lot, and being unable to sit still for long. Lastly there is the Combined presentation where the first two types are intertwined.
Andy the Ice Cream Sandwich Guy decided to share his experience of being diagnosed with ADHD with the world. He created an amusing and honest animation which explained his symptoms, his suspicions, and the confirmation of the condition. He explained, “Wait, so it turns out your boy has ADHD. Who would have guessed. I got officially diagnosed about a year ago now the process for getting diagnosed was odd I didn’t really know what to expect from getting diagnosed but I didn’t expect it to include wires that’s for sure”
The wires refer to the EEG part of the assessment, which confirmed his diagnosis. “The assessment included a bunch of questions but the first part of it included this new test which I think was called an EEG. They strap a bunch of wires to your head and measure your brain waves the instructions were to stay still and do not move for 30 minutes. Stay…Still…30…minutes… You already know the results.”