Launch now. Watch now. This is an MOA of pharmacological treatments only. Pharmacological treatment is not indicated for all patients and it must be used as part of a multimodal treatment approach. Clinical guidelines are available to provide evidence-based recommendations for the management of ADHD to help guide appropriate and rational choices of treatment. ADHD is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder which can affect children, adolescents and adults.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. It can affect people of all levels of intelligence and all walks of life. Read more. We have a large number of ADHD specialist psychiatrists working in our organisation, for children, for adolescents — and for adults.
It describes what ADHD feels like, some of the help that is available, how you can help yourself and how to help someone else who has been diagnosed with ADHD. This webpage provides information, not advice. You should read our full disclaimer before reading further. This information reflects the best available evidence at the time of writing. We aim to review our mental health information every three years and update critical changes more regularly.
In people with ADHD, there are differences in the parts of the brain that control our ability to plan, organise and focus. Symptoms start in childhood. About half of children with ADHD continue to have problems into adulthood. Sometimes ADHD is missed in childhood and only gets noticed later in life. This is likely to be the same across different countries.