Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood neurodevelopmental problems. It is most often diagnosed in children or teenagers and persists well into adulthood. It’s usually discovered during the early school years, when a child begins to have problems paying attention. This is often accompanied by their inability to control impulsive behaviours, difficulty concentrating or focusing on a task, being prone to forgetfulness, being easily distracted, having a hard time staying still and interrupting people in the middle of a conversation.
Adults with ADHD may have trouble managing time, being organized, setting goals and holding on to a job. They may also have problems with relationships, self-esteem and addiction.
While one with ADHD can not get rid of it, through medication and therapy one can learn how to control it and reduce its impact on their wellbeing.