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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Treatment for ADHD
Treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can include several options, depending on the specific needs of each child and family.
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.
Trichotillomania is a psychiatric disorder that compels people to pull out their hair. Lasting for several months or many years, it can fluctuate in severity.
People with this syndrome make involuntary repetitive sounds and movements. Most don't need treatment, and relaxation exercises may reduce symptoms.