• Nationwide Video Contest Highlights the Broad Spectrum of those Affected by ADHD

    Published: Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 – 6:09 am

    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 15, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a genetic, neurobiological disorder that results in challenges with attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that affects more than 13 million Americans, along with their families, friends and colleagues. The ADHD Awareness Coalition partnered with TotallyADD.com to conduct the first-ever Totally ADD & Me video contest seeking honest, funny, and meaningful videos from people living with ADHD to be compiled into a national Public Service Announcement (PSA) for release during ADHD Awareness Week—October 14-20, 2012.

    After five finalists were chosen, a nationwide public vote was conducted and the winner of the Totally ADD & Me video contest is Donna Bland—her winning video can be viewed here. Supporting the theme of “The Many Faces of ADHD” for this year’s awareness week, the PSA is designed to elevate awareness of ADHD and help people to recognize the broad spectrum of individuals—male and female, adult and child—living with this serious, often misunderstood and under-diagnosed illness.  The PSA can be viewed here.

    “ADHD is a non-discriminatory disorder affecting people of every age, gender, IQ, and background,” said Zandra Maffett, ADHD Awareness Coalition Chair and board member of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA).  “Because ADHD also impacts relationships, employment, academics, and more, our goal for this year’s ADHD Awareness Week is to empower and educate the many types of people with ADHD to take action and seek appropriate information, resources and treatment to manage their condition.”



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