ADHD is a pattern of problems which is usually picked up in childhood. Parents and teachers notice that a child:

  • is unusually over-active
  • gets distracted all the time, cannot stick to doing something for any length of time
  • is impulsive, and does things on the spur of the moment without thinking
  • and has great difficult in concentrating.

Many of us have at least some of these problems, but do not have the diagnosis. To have the diagnosis of ADHD, these problems must be bad enough to interfere with how you get on with other people or with how you perform at work or school.

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