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.

Symptoms

Symptoms include:

  • 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.

Where can I go for help?

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