5th February 2024


What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition whereby individuals find it difficult to focus their attention and to control their behaviour.  Individuals with ADHD usually cannot concentrate for very long and may do or say things without thinking of the consequences. 

ADHD affects individuals across the lifespan and is more commonly seen in boys than girls.  It is estimated that 1 or 2 children in every 100 will have significant ADHD.  In many cases, ADHD coexists with other conditions including Autism, Tourette’s Syndrome and ODD. 
There are three core symptoms of ADHD: inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.  Examples include: 
-Not paying attention to detail 
-Easily distracted 
-Losing things 
-Blurts out answers 
-Interrupts conversations 
-Difficulty with taking turns 
-Always on the go 
-Cannot sit still 


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