What is ADHD?
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and it is a condition where it is very difficult to focus your attention or control your behaviour. Typically, if you have ADHD you won’t be able to concentrate for long and may often do or say things on impulse, without thinking.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms can include:
– Being easily distracted
– Talking a lot and interrupting people
– Saying or doing things without thinking
How is it treated?
– A variety of approaches including medication, behavioural therapy, individual counselling, family meetings and special educational provision can be effective for children and young people with ADHD.
– Children under five should not be given ADHD medication and older children may be offered group sessions to help with their behaviour.
– Young people may be offered similar help, but you should be offered psychological therapy on a one-to-one basis.