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What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

It is a pattern of behaviours which usually appear in childhood. Parents and teachers notice that a child is:

  • unusually over-active.
  • distracted, cannot stick to anything for any length of time.
  • impulsive, does things on the spur of the moment or without thinking.
  • unable to concentrate for any length of time.

Many of us might have one of these problems, but we do not have all of them. To have a diagnosis of ADHD1, these problems must be bad enough to interfere with:

  • How you get on with other people – or
  • How you get on at work or school.

What happens as time goes on?

It tends to get better as you get older, but can continue into adult life too. The over-activity usually gets less, but the impulsivity, poor concentration and risk-taking can get worse. These can make it hard to work, learn and get on with other people. It’s not surprising that adults with ADHD are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, feelings of low self-esteem and drug misuse and can feel overwhelmed and struggle in less structured environments.

ADHD Clinicians at Wilbraham Place Practice..

Dr. Frances Klemperer