Understanding ADHD

Who gets ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder effects approximately between 5 and 10 percent of children, teenagers and adults in the United Kingdom

What is ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is now one of the most prevalent behavioural disorders in the developed world and is most commonly becomes apparent

Causes of ADHD

The cause of ADHD are still under scrutiny from doctors, scientists and psychologists.

Changes in Brian Structure

There has been extensive investigation into the changes in the brain’s structure and function in people diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity.

Neurotransmitter imbalance

Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers within the brain. They transmit messages and information to and from different regions of the brain which is crucial to life.

Genetic variation

Genetic or hereditary factors have been found to be extremely influential in the medical history of ADHD. It is often the case that a parent or close relative will have also been diagnosed with the condition

Mental Overload

Another proposed explanation as to the cause of ADHD is that the brains is unable to filter or compartmentalise the

Diet and lifestyle

A person’s diet has long been implicated as influencing their physical and mental health, cognitive capacity and behavioural wellbeing.

Children and ADHD

A diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children, made by a medical professional, arises if a child has shown six or more

Adults and ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder believed to be a childhood behavioural disorder, as such, adults who are diagnosed will have often suffered with the condition during childhood and adolescence.


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