Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Mental Health
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) can make it tricky for you to focus at school or work. You might also find that you speak without thinking first, or find that you do things on impulse.
What is ADHD?
Some of the symptoms of ADHD include:
- struggling to concentrate
- having too much energy or
- not being able to easily control your behaviour.
This condition can make it tricky for you to focus at school or work. You might also find that you speak without thinking first, or find that you do things on impulse.
You’re not alone and there’s plenty of support out there, so read on to learn more and find out how to get help.
Another condition called ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) has similar symptoms to ADHD, but you don’t feel as hyperactive. For people with ADD, the main problem they have is difficulty concentrating.
- feeling restless or fidgety
- talking a lot and interrupting others
- becoming easily distracted
- finding it hard to concentrate
- saying or doing things without thinking.
If any of these things are affecting your everyday life, you should do something about it. You should talk to your parents or carers, a GP, a teacher, a friend or another adult you feel you can trust.
- If you're worried about something there are organisations that can help you. You can contact them by phone or online. They can help with a range of problems.
- Just as your physical body can become ill, your mind can become unwell too. At times you might feel down and sad. You might get to the point where these feelings become so deep and intense that you don’t know what to do about them, and you might think the only solution is to end your life. If you are thinking this, please know that you are not alone.