Did you know that ADHD is a non-discriminatory disorder affecting people of every age, gender, IQ, and religious and socio-economic background everywhere in the world?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a manageable condition that affects approximately 5% of the world’s population. It is a complex, lifelong, neurobiological condition that exists on a continuum from mild to severe. People with mild ADHD may be able to accommodate the condition through a series of behavioural measures, daily coping strategies, psychological support and coaching. More severe forms may be debilitating socially, emotionally and physically, affecting every aspect of their lives. An appropriate medical assessment, diagnosis and comprehensive management plan, with or without medication, is vital in order to provide the most effective treatment and support.
Many of those with ADHD experience co-existing mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, SUD. Learning Disorders also co-exist with ADHD, resulting in academic under-achievement and failure. Students with ADHD are often inadequately supported and resourced within our education systems.
From the growing body of international research, it has been recognised that ADHD is highly linked to genetic factors and can be inherited. For up to 60% of the ADHD community the condition does not disappear in adult life.