Fifteen percent of the population in the Kingdom suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), more than three times the global average.
It was revealed by Prince Saud bin Abdullah, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and chairman of SABIC, who received at SABIC headquarters in Riyadh recently a delegation from the ADHD Support Society.
Saud, who was refering to the latest statistics, urged all sections of society to pay attention to this problem and understand how to deal with it adequately. This way, there will be more awareness on the subject and children with ADHD will benefit, he said. “Any delay in diagnosis makes treatment difficult.”
The delegation included Dr. Suad Al-Yamani, chairman of the society; Prince Nouf Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Saud, vice chairman of the society; Princess Madawi Saad bin Khalid Al-Saud, member of the board of directors; and Munira Khaled Al-Sudairi, chairman of the society development committee.
Mohamed Al-Mady, SABIC vice chairman and chief executive officer, and other senior SABIC officials also attended the reception.
Saud appreciated the society’s voluntary activities and its role in raising awareness about ADHD. The society uses every available means of education and holds seminars and scientific meetings to shed more light on the disorder, he said.
The society’s reps appreciated SABIC’s continuous support. They thanked SABIC for its prominent role in serving the community and caring for the younger generation by supporting research and helping to raise awareness about diseases, their prevention and treatment.
Source: Arab News
Updated: 17 December 2013 by Jeremy Varnham