- ISBN: 9781614649410 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1614649413 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource.
- Publisher: [United States] : Hyperink : 2012.
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Rick Riordan's popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is one of the first young adult book series to feature characters that suffered from Attention-Deficit Hyperperactivity Disorder, ADHD. Rather than depict the disease as a source of debilitation, Riordan instead makes ADHD a source of strength for the series' main protagonists. Unfortuantely, in the real world, ADHD is rarely a positive characteristic. Characterizing ADHD and those who suffer from it in this way runs counter to genuine efforts to arm people with accurate information. But just what is ADHD? The Mayo Clinic defines ADHD as a condition characterized by impaired attention spans and impulsive behavior. The condition may be diagnosed in early childhood and persists well into adulthood. Children that suffer from ADHD usually manifest symptoms at the age of 7. However, the symptoms may appear in children as young as 2.
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