ADHD stands for Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder. It is a neuro- development condition, this can develop in childhood. It can be associated with other neurodevelopmental conditions such as, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Tourette’s Syndrome.
ADHD can also be linked to other mental health conditions such as such as anxiety and depression, especially in cases where mental health has been masked for years. Most adults with undiagnosed ADHD will have sought help for other conditions social and mental health before receiving a diagnosis of ADHD which is why often it can go unnoticed.
They are many common misconceptions of ADHD a common one is that it is just down to having bad behaviour and being disruptive in school. ADHD is most noticeable in boys. Young Girls as well as older girls, can also have ADHD but are less likely to be diagnosed, both because they show less hyperactivity.
There are different subtypes of ADHD which can be identified and treated
If you think you or someone in your family has ADHD, the first approach is to seek treatment to get a diagnosis from a specially trained doctor. We can provide you with on-going support and the diagnosis of ADHD.
Our doctors have a wide-range of experience working in the field of neurodevelopment conditions for both adults and children.
ADHD is a treatable condition, people with ADHD often respond positively to medication and, with better understanding of their condition they can learn how to manage difficulties they may face in everyday life. We can provide treatment for ADHD in both adults and children.