Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a commonly misunderstood mental health condition. This video explains ADHD and the symptoms (ADD and ADHD). The video also addresses the treatment options available to treat ADHD symptoms, including medication and psychotherapy. The video also touches on research that has highlighted the benefits of using video games to treat ADHD symptoms.
This video was created by McMaster students Abhitikuhad, Veronica Iskander and Sundas Ramzan in collaboration with McMaster Demystifying Medicine Program .
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