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Powerful animated film from Erik Rosenlund depicts day in the life of child with attention deficit disorder

A touching short film from Swedish filmmaker Erik Rosenlund, called “Falling Letters,” shows a day in the life of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In the film, the young main character struggles with daily life, including having challenges in the classroom, various distractions and social issues with his fellow students. Though a difficult subject, the film end on a high note, showing how a loving parent or caregiver can be a positive influence to children with the disorder.

Though the film purports to show ADHD, comments on Huffington Post indicate that the filmmakers may be, in fact, showing the symptoms of attention-deficit disorder (ADD) which, according to Healthline, is a more outdated term with ADHD being the more current, broad term for the disorder.

An estimated 6.4m of children between the ages of 4-17 are diagnosed with ADHD in the United States, with the seven as the average age of diagnosis and males 3 times more at risk than females.

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