Maybe you’re wondering if this is just your personality or if something is happening in the wiring of your brain. Check out the facts below…maybe it’s not you, maybe it’s your brain. Maybe it’s PD.
Processing disorder (PD) is a condition in which the brain has difficulty with efficiently moving and using incoming information, resulting in subtle to significant challenges with attention, learning, social and emotional responses, communication, motor coordination.
PD is typically diagnosed in childhood and then usually mistreated or forgotten.
Untreated PD that persists into adulthood can affect an individual's ability to succeed in work, relationships, marriage, parenting and social activities.
80% of marriages fail in couple when one partner has a processing disorder
93% of parents with PD use negative parenting behaviors
People with PD are significantly less productive at work
People with PD often struggle with social isolation
Teenagers with PD struggle both socially and academically
Drop out rates are significantly increased in the population of people with PD
Unemployment and under-employment rates are high in people with PD
Common signs of PD include attention problems, learning difficulties, anxiety, clumsiness, incoordination, impulsivity, poor judgement, poor problem solving, poor decision-making, limited adaptability to new people/situations, social awkwardness, social avoidance, poor self-esteem.
Processing Disorders is co-morbid with autistic spectrum disorders, dyslexia, learning disabilities, developmental delays, ADD, OCD, Anxiety Disorders and a wide range of mental-health disorders.
Teenagers and adults with PD can be treated because neuroplasticity is available throughout the lifespan.
PD is NOT a kid disorder, it’s a BRAIN disorder.
PD is most often misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed in teenagers and adults
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