A child or adult with ADHD has symptoms that may include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. See answers to frequently asked questions about ADHD.
If you are looking for more information about ADHD, care and treatment, we can help. Learning from others dealing with ADHD and getting answers to your questions is vital for living with ADHD. Use these resources to find more advice and support.
Consistent discipline and a structured lifestyle are two of the top requirements when parenting a child with ADHD.
Psychological therapy for ADHD may help children, teenagers and adults with ADHD, often in combination with medicine.
Some food colouring, also known as E-numbers, may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in some children. Because of this, these ingredients have to be listed on food and drink packaging to help people avoid these triggers.
Children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) can be hyperactive which can make it difficult to get to sleep. Bedtime can also be chaotic and stressful for parents.
To have a formal diagnosis of ADHD, a child must also have must have 6 or more symptoms of inattentiveness, or 6 or more symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
ADHD and bipolar disorder share some characteristics. Bipolar disorder causes a person to have mood swings, which can also be a symptom of ADHD.
The exact cause of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is not known. However, it does tend to run in families and it is believed that genetically inheriting the condition is the most likely cause of it.
ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is usually diagnosed during childhood, and often persists into adulthood.
We explain alternative treatments used for those with ADHD. Learn more about dietary interventions, metronome training, biofeedback and other alternative treatments including mind control games.
The symptoms of ADHD include inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity. Learn more about each and how they affect children, adolescents, and adults.
ADHD cannot be cured, but it can be managed with stimulant medicines, non-stimulant medicines, therapy and complementary therapies.
Some stimulant medicines prescribed for ADHD symptoms can affect a child's appetite. This can lead to a child eating less than normal.
We explain the three different types of ADHD - ADHD mainly inattentive - ADHD mainly hyperactive-impulsive and ADHD combined.
ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is the UK's most common behavioural disorder and affects around 2-5% of school children and young people.
What are ADHD diets? As well as eliminating what could be food triggering symptoms, some experts make dietary recommendations aimed at helping or managing ADHD symptoms.
Studies suggest that having ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, increases a person's risk of substance abuse, such as alcohol or drugs.
No one is sure that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be prevented. There are, though, ways to help all children perform to the best of their ability at home and at school.
One of the symptoms of ADHD in adults is being unable to deal with stress. Other ADHD symptoms, including inattention or hyperactivity, can cause frustration, which can also lead to stress.
Symptoms of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, in children include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
Behavioural issues such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness can cause difficulties in the workplace. Get tips.
A number of health professionals will be involved in the treatment and management of ADHD in children and adults. Here are key questions to ask your doctors about ADHD.
Stomach upsets, weight loss and insomnia are all common side effects of ADHD medicines. These can be mild and may not last beyond the first few weeks of taking a medication.
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