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ADHD - An Overview

ADHD is defined by a group of behavioural symptoms broadly characterised by inattention and hyperactive-impulsive behaviour. Diagnosis will contain a sub-type tied to one or more of the core characteristics.

To be diagnosed with ADHD, the related behavioural outcomes must have an impact on day-to-day life and have been present since childhood. The core traits of ADHD will often present themselves in the following ways:

The causes of ADHD are not currently fully understood, but it is known to be neuro developmental. It often runs in families and is highly genetic. People with ADHD may also have additional mental health issues such as depression, difficulty falling or staying asleep and social or general anxiety disorders. These can result as either a consequence of ADHD itself, or the effects it has on people's lives, particularly where it is poorly understood or supported.

Dyslexia Unlocked offers support, training and advice to individuals and organisations to address the issues caused by ADHD and other neuro-diverse conditions in order to unlock skills and abilities.