Carolina Behavioral Care - About ADHD

About ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological condition affecting 5-8 percent of school age children1,2,3,4,5,6,7 with symptoms persisting into adulthood in as many as 60 percent of cases (i.e. approximately 4% of adults). It is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.

Panic Disorder

Who gets Panic Disorder?

Panic disorder strike at least 1.6% of the population and is twice as common in women as in men. It can appear at any age, but most often it begins in young adults. Not everyone who experiences panic attacks will develop panic disorder for example; many people have one attack but never have another. For those who do have panic disorder, though, it’s important to seek treatment.


Major Depression

Who Gets Depressed?

Major depressive disorder, often referred to as clinical depression, is a common illness that can affect anyone. During any 1 year period, 17.6 million American adults, or 10% of the population, suffer from either a major or minor depression.

What is Depression?

Depression is not just ‘’feeling blue’’ or being ‘’down in the dumps.’’ It is more than being sad or feeling grief after a loss.