What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
Scientists recognize ADHD as a true psychiatric disorder. In people with ADHD, there is a difference within the nervous system. It is a chronic condition in which the brain is unable to control certain functions and behaviours.
These are grouped into three main categories:
1) Inattentiveness - The tendency of failing to pay attention, demonstrating disregard, or neglect.
2) Hyperactivity - Having highly or excessively active behaviour.
3) Impulsivity - The tendency to act or do things without thinking about the consequences.
A problem with inhibitory behaviour.
Who can have ADHD?
Anyone can have ADHD regardless of age, gender, or race. The symptoms start in childhood, but depending on a number of factors it may go unnoticed, and therefore undiagnosed until adulthood.
Approximately 60% of children with ADHD will continue to experience symptoms as adults. It is estimated that at least 4% of adults worldwide suffer from ADHD. That’s 1 out of every 20 people in a company.
Myth :ADHD is just a kids’ disorder. Eventually, you outgrow it.
Fact :While it’s true that some ADHD symptoms subside or change over time, the majority of children with ADHD will continue to experience the symptom challenges as adults. If you’ve only just realized you might have ADHD, it’s not too late to get treatment for it!