Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition.
In people with ADHD, there are differences in the parts of the brain that control our ability to plan, organize and focus.
Symptoms start in childhood. About half of children with ADHD continue to have problems into adulthood. Sometimes ADHD is missed in childhood and only gets noticed later in life. Having ADHD can make family life, study, work and friendships difficult.
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.
At Hellodoc, we have Psychiatrists and Psychologists who can assess, diagnose, and manage ADHD and related conditions.
If you and your loved ones need assessment, please contact us after obtaining a referral from your GP.
You will need a referral from your GP to access this service.
You will need a mental healthcare plan (MHCP) from your GP to access this service for Medicare rebates, unless paying privately.
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