Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects many Australians. It is characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which can make it difficult for individuals to focus, organize, and complete tasks. ADHD can impact a person’s academic, social, and professional life, but with appropriate management and support, individuals with ADHD can lead productive and fulfilling lives.
The exact causes of ADHD are unknown, but there are factors that are thought to contribute:
Many people who are diagnosed with ADHD in childhood have fewer symptoms as they get older. Other people will have some symptoms for their whole life. With the right approach, chances are you will be able to manage your illness well.
Psychiatrists are the best-placed specialists to diagnose and treat adults with ADHD. We can:
ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, an estimated 304,700 children (around 11%) and 1.2 million adults (around 5.8%) have ADHD in Australia. ADHD is a complex condition that involves genetic, environmental, and neurological factors.
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