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What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) affects one in twenty Australians, that’s 1.2 million people, but is frequently misunderstood and undiagnosed. It is a pattern of behaviour that begins in childhood, and in most cases continues throughout the person’s lifespan. Key features are inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity and impulsivity, and it may also be linked to other mental health conditions. Untreated ADHD can cause lifetime impairment; however there are effective ways of managing ADHD.