ADHD Topic of Free Lecture on Sept. 24

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Sept.21, 2009 – According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 3 to 5% of children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This means that in a typical classroom, at least one child is ADHD. The NIMH estimates that about 2 million children in the United States have ADHD.

The behaviors that are common with ADHD interfere with a child's ability to function at school and at home. While ADHD cannot be cured, many of the symptoms can be controlled. To provide parents with information they need about the various treatment options available, Southeast Georgia Health System is presenting theseminar, “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.” This presentation, part of the Health System’s ongoing series of free community lectures, is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick.

The speaker for this event is board certified pediatrician Gilberto Martorell, MD. Martorell earned his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico and completed his pediatric residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Martorell is fluent in both English and Spanish and is on the medical staff at the Community Care Center in Brunswick, a strategic affiliate of the Health System. This Center provides pediatric and adolescent medical care, as well as orthopaedic services, to anyone needing them, particularly those who qualify for Medicaid.

The next community lecture series seminar in Brunswick is “Breast Cancer Awareness” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus.

To reserve a seat for this lecture or any other lectures in the series, please call 912-466-5160 or register online at www.sghs.com and click on the Calendar of Events. For more information about the Community Care Center, call 912-466-5870.