What is ADHD?

Many children have difficulty concentrating, find it hard to sit still or may act before they think. However, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a long-lasting neuro-developmental disorder that causes significant difficulties throughout many aspects of a child’s life, including at home, at school and with friends. It is characterised by hyperactivity, impulsivity and/or inattention. ADHD is one of the most common disorders of childhood, estimated to effect 5 – 8% of children.

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