What is ADHD

ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults, although it is often diagnosed in childhood. ADHD is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that can interfere with daily functioning and well-being.

The primary symptoms of ADHD include

Individuals with ADHD may have difficulty sustaining attention on tasks or activities, making careless mistakes, organizing tasks and activities, and often losing things necessary for tasks.


This symptom is more common in children and often involves excessive fidgeting, restlessness, and difficulty staying seated when expected to do so.


People with ADHD may act without thinking about the consequences, interrupt others in conversations or games, and have difficulty waiting their turn.

ADHD is typically diagnosed by mental health professionals, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, or pediatricians, based on specific criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). These criteria include the presence of symptoms for at least six months and evidence that the symptoms significantly impair functioning in more than one area of life, such as school, work, or relationships. It's important to note that ADHD is a complex and heterogeneous condition, and its presentation can vary widely from person to person. While it can pose significant challenges, with appropriate treatment and support, individuals with ADHD can lead fulfilling and successful lives.

ADHD Treatment

Behavioral Interventions:

Providing education and information about ADHD to the individual, their family, and relevant teachers or caregivers can increase understanding and support for the person with ADHD.

Lifestyle and Environmental Modifications:
Support Services
Counseling and Therapy

Individual or group therapy can provide emotional support and help individuals with ADHD manage any associated conditions, such as anxiety or depression.

Alternative Therapies

Some individuals with ADHD explore alternative treatments like biofeedback, neurofeedback, or dietary changes. These approaches should be discussed with a healthcare provider before implementation.

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