Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, also known as ADD) is characterised by symptoms including inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
People with this syndrome make involuntary repetitive sounds and movements. Most don't need treatment, and relaxation exercises may reduce symptoms.
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.
Williams syndrome can cause development, learning and medical problems, although children with it often have well-developed language and music skills.
Dopamine is a chemical released in the brain that makes you feel good. Find out here why the right amount of dopamine is important both for your body and your brain.
Dyslexia is a common learning disability that makes reading, writing and spelling difficult. Support and special education can help and are most effective when started as early as possible in childhood.
Kids and mental health
Mental health problems affect a child’s emotions and behaviour, and can be worrying for the child and their family.
Psychiatrists and psychiatry
A psychiatrist is a doctor who has done extra medical training to become a specialist in mental health. Learn about what they do and how they can help you.
Can medicines be addictive?
Some medicines can cause dependence and addiction. Learn which ones are associated with these risks and how to avoid dependence or addiction when taking them.
Speed is a drug that can become addictive and lead to health, social and financial problems. Find out about its effects and associated risks.