Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Introduction

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that includes inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child's circumstances change, such as when they start school.

The symptoms of ADHD usually improve with age, but many adults who are diagnosed with the condition at a young age continue to experience issues.

Children and young people with ADHD may also have additional issues, such as sleep and anxiety disorders.

If your child is in preschool or school please contact your SENCO  (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) at the school.

If your child is between 0 to 2 years 6 months, please speak to your Health Visitor if you have any concerns.

For all other ages please contact your GP in the first instance.

Additional Information:

Read more and find out where you can get information, advice and guidance.

 

Care Pathway for ADHD - ADHD Pathway diagram

 

 

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