ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and describes a condition which affects behaviour. Sufferers can be restless and struggle to focus or concentrate.
ADHD is often diagnosed in childhood, but more recently cases of adults being diagnosed have been known.
The symptoms of ADHD can be distressing, especially if you haven’t yet been diagnosed. It’s common to experience secondary mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety as a result of this.
The causes of ADHD aren’t fully known but it is known to be affected by brain chemistry and likely genetics too. It’s important to get support as a sufferer and treatment can include medication and/or therapy for children and adults.
Check out this article by the Mental Health Foundation to find out more about ADHD. And as always don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Rainbow for support – perhaps you are a sufferer or you may be affected by ADHD in another way e.g. as a parent or friend of a sufferer. It’s important to know you are supported too!