Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder is a condition that can vary in severity. It can manifest in several ways and is usually identified early on (between the age of 6 - 12 years old) and these days and can be medicated. Those with ADHD can often also have other disorders such as high anxiety, ME / CFS and sleep disorders.
ADHD is typically passed on genetically from the parents though there is no conclusion that this is the only cause. It is still being researched and new treatments and behavioural therapies are being looked into.
Typical symptoms are:
Most with ADHD have all three, but this is not always the case.
Practical Help For ADHD
Always consult your GP in the first instance, however once diagnosis has been made there may also be financial support available to you depending on the severity of the condition and how it affects you, such as:
Disability Support Project can help with the applications, appeals and if tribunals to make the process easier and less stressful for you.
More help with ADHD
Your GP should give you guidance on the correct path for you or your child, but if you need any further assistance or information there are some useful links below: