ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder) is a condition whereby the sufferer exhibits a short attention span, restlessness, is easily distracted and is constantly fidgeting. It is the most common behavioural problem in the UK and affects as much as 9% of the school age population. It’s most often seen in young children, though it is possible to be diagnosed with ADHD in later life. There is no cure, but the symptoms can be managed with various medications, as well as through physical and behavioural therapies that seek to address the behavioural problems and improve an individual’s symptoms. Though the condition can disappear in adult life, many sufferers will continue to exhibit some symptoms for the rest of their life.
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