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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a medical condition caused by differences in brain structure and function. It can affect both children and adults.

People with ADHD may have difficulty concentrating (attention deficit), and may be extremely active (hyperactivity).

Common signs and symptoms

It’s important to understand that not everyone with ADHD will display all these symptoms, and the seriousness of the symptoms can vary greatly.

Many people struggle from time to time with paying attention, controlling themselves, and having high energy levels, so to receive a diagnosis of ADHD, these symptoms must impact various aspects of life, including academic or work performance, relationships, and daily functioning.

Unfortunately, people with ADHD are often seen as lazy or having a lack of discipline. This is why it’s so important to seek assessment and diagnosis from a qualified healthcare provider or mental health professional, because with the right support, including therapy, medication, and learning strategies, people with ADHD can manage their symptoms and lead fulfilling lives.

ADHD can be different from person to person. Here are some common signs and symptom





Managing ADHD