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Causes of ADHD

The causes of ADHD are not fully known. It is thought that genetic and environmental factors can interact, creating changes in brain development and function.

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Attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD)

Attention deficit disorders (also known as ADD or ADHD) are characterised by symptoms including inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.

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ADHD in children

Everyone, especially kids, gets restless and distracted from time to time. But for children with ADHD, it can be extremely hard to stay focused on a task.

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Adult ADHD

Adult ADHD can affect people’s employment, ability to study and capacity to manage their lives. Learn more about the symptoms and where to get help.

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Diagnosis of ADHD

An ADHD diagnosis is usually made by a specialist paediatrician or child psychiatrist who assesses the child's behaviour, interviewing parents and teachers.

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Symptoms of ADHD

Everyone gets restless from time to time. But for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can be very hard to stay focused on a task.

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Treatment for ADHD

Treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can include several options, depending on the specific needs of each child and family.

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Speed and mental health

Speed can increase your confidence and energy, but high doses and long-term use can cause mental health problems similar to paranoid schizophrenia.

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Tourette syndrome

People with this syndrome make involuntary repetitive sounds and movements. Most don't need treatment, and relaxation exercises may reduce symptoms.

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Speed

Speed is a drug that can become addictive and lead to health, social and financial problems. Find out about its effects and associated risks.

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