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ADHD

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ADHD doesn’t have to limit you – just ask some of the world’s top athletes, musicians and business men – Sir Richard Branson, Justin Timberlake and Louis Smith all have ADHD and they’ve not done too badly.

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a neuro-developmental disorder and is the most common behavioural disorder in the UK. Many people with ADHD have a short attention span and are easily distracted.

ADHD is also called `attention deficit', ‘attention deficit disorder’ (ADD), `hyperkinetic disorder' and `hyperactivity'. The official term in the UK is hyperkinetic disorder but we are going to refer to ADHD as it is the most well-known term.

ADHD is usually identified in children between the ages of 3 and 7 years old. This is when signs become apparent, however it can go unrecognised and some people don't get a diagnosis until much later in life.

Brief Overview of Symptoms

  • Short attention span. You may struggle to focus on watching an entire film.
  • Being easily distracted. You may struggle to follow directions or to finish tasks.

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