What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
ADHD can be a lifelong neurobiological developmental disorder that can begin in childhood. It is characterised by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Three types of ADHD can be diagnosed through behavioural analysis and these are an inattentive type, a hyperactive/impulsive type and a combined type. The type of ADHD diagnosed depends on the most predominate set of symptoms.
Unfortunately ADHD remains poorly understood in the media, by the general public and by some health professionals.