ADHD and the facts

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition affecting 5.9-7.1 of children and adolescents and at least 5% of adults (Willcutt 2012). The Second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health (Young Minds Matter 2015) indicates the percentage is higher than previously thought.

ADHD is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
ADHD is defined in the DSM-V as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder (APA, 2013).

ADHD is characterised by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. ADHD symptoms will have been present from childhood and may be considered as mild, moderate or severe depending on the amount of symptoms and the extent of functional, social or occupational impairment.

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ADHD, characterised by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. ADHD defined in the DSM-V as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder (APA, 2013). ADHD is characterised by a persistent pattern of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. ADHD symptoms will have been present from childhood and are considered mild, moderate or severe depending on the number of symptoms and the extent of functional, social or occupational impairment.

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What ADHD Is And What ADHD Is Not

ADHD Is

  • ADHD is a mental health disorder
  • Is comprised of many symptoms
  • Often genetically inherited
  • Disruptive to ones life
  • Is diagnosed by its symptoms
  • Is manageable and is incurable

ADHD Is Not

  • ADHD is not caused by bad parenting
  • Is not caused by diet, foot additives, refined sugar
  • ADHD is not curable
  • Is not in your head or imaginary
  • Is not a made up disorder
  • Is not stricly a childhood disorder

History of ADHD

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ADHD Is A Lifelong Condition But With Proper Treatment Can Be Well Managed

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Medication And Treatments

There are many pharmacological treatment options both stimulant and non-stimulant therapies. Your specialist ADHD medical practitioner, clinical prescriber are skilled experts in the treatment options. An explanation of how medication works can be watch in this VIDEO.

The availability and legislation around treatments vary throughout the world and your specialist ADHD prescriber has the expertise to ensure that treatments options are tailored to everyone’s considerations. Often ADHD presents and overlaps with other related conditions such as anxiety, depression and can be linked to other conditions such as eating disorders, drug and alcohol, bipolar, obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Medication And Treatments

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