1Designating the month of October as "Attention Deficit
2Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month" in

4WHEREAS, More than six million, or 11% of school-aged
5children and 4% of adults in the United States have been
6diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);

8WHEREAS, ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders 
9and can continue through adolescence and adulthood; and

10WHEREAS, ADHD is a neurobehavioral disorder and the primary
11symptoms include inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity;

13WHEREAS, ADHD is a nondiscriminatory disorder affecting
14people of every age, gender, IQ, religious and socioeconomic
15background; therefore be it

16RESOLVED, That the Senate of Pennsylvania designate the month
17of October as "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

1Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.