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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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hi im 15, nearly 16, ive never been tested for ADHD but i have some of the behaviour of it, i cant concentrate in school and im really hyperactive & my anger comes quickly aswell, my dad has it & my personality is the exact same as my dads. should i go get tested for ADHD?





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Hi I'm 19, I was diognosed with ADHD at the age of 8, I struggled to concentrate in most subjects in school and I was very hyperactive as a child, I've tried many different medications over the years to keep me on track, some medications I had to take 3 times a day which ment taking them in school, kids used to ask questions as kids do, it made me feel uncomfortable and coming from someone who's lived with it I felt like I wasn't normal and sometimes I still do, a lot of people don't actually know the ins and outs of ADHD some think it's all about hyperactivity and others just think it's kids being naughty, but what a lot of people don't understand is it is a frustrating disorder to live with, I did have a trial off my medication in December 2014 and after 3 month I asked my consultant if I could be put back on them as I knew I couldn't concentrate without them, some people may ask why 3 month well after you've been on medication like that for so long it takes awhile for the drug to get out your system and only then do u know if u have the full ability to continue without them. I'm now in full time education with brilliant exam results and I am now a qualified hairdresser and I have my NVQ level 2 health and social care behind me, so to those of you out there that suffer from ADHD you can make something of your life, you are normal, and with the right support from the right people you will make something of your self, if someone had of told me 5 year ago that i'd be the person I am today with the qualifications I've got behind me I wouldn't believe them, I thought having ADHD would rule my life, I wouldn't be able to do anything because of my concentration, but in the end your actually the one controlling it not the other way around you just need to find a good balance where you can control it.... Thanks for reading I hope this helps other people out there suffering with ADHD and to you parents out their with children suffering from ADHD, :) any questions feel free to reply :)





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Ive been bullied because of having adhd but nobody understands that they just think that I'm naughty because I like to get attention . Please give me some advice on how I can calm down.

Its sky again... I was really bad in school I went unit twice...I got excluded like 10 to 20 times..was on report for like 1/half years walked out of class room..slammed door...threw chairs at people running around the school got really angry if anyone said something about me..got into fight with boys and a couple of girls...got into fights with my brother we threw each other over like 4 plastic box stack up...and I nearly stabbed him I think I have ADHA badder then my brother .....what do you think..comments please...xx





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Hi I'm 15years old I've never be an diagnosed with ADHD but both of my brothers and my dad has it and I act the same as them... My brothers got kicked out of school for having ADHD and then they kicked me out...I think I might have ADHD...because i am a spitting image of them...I've never be tested but they have it so there might be 50% that I have it...Help😱😱👍👍





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i am 14 year old and in school I have a very short attention span and often get told off by my teachers for daydreaming . i never stop talking and most time i get into trouble and put on report .i get very frustrated ar people for no reason . I've never been diagnosed with ADHD. I can also be quite disorganised. i et ito lot of fight i really eed you help





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My name is Sophie and I'm 15. I've never been diagnosed with ADHD but I think I might have it. I get very easily distracted from doing work, I find it really hard to concentrate on work and I don't really pay attention to things that don't interest me, even though I know I have to. Does this sound like ADHD or am I just being a hypochondriac?





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i had ADHD myself i think you have what i have ADD because you didnt mention hyperness but it isnt something to worry about

I'm Amy and I have just turned 14. I haven't been diagnosed but I think I may have ADHD or ADD. I have a very short attention span and often get told off by my teachers for daydreaming. I am never seem to be able to be calm and I am always talking... I'm finding this very annoying as whatever is wrong with me is getting me into trouble at school. I can also be quite disorganised... I think I may have ADHD but I don't know how I could tell anyone...should I ask my teachers, friends, parents or doctors whether they think I could have it?





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Hi I'm a 28 year old male from north west England who suffers with ADHD, I was diagnosed at age 11 and have struggled to cope with general everyday tasks, before I was diagnosed I was the naughty kid at School. My concentration span is very short and I find it impossible to be seated for any period of time, I'm always twitching and and get bored very easy. My behaviour deteriorates and I'm constantly high rate all the time. Once I'm angry I find it hard to calm down and can find myself still stressed hours later.





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I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 4 years old. It had never been that bad until the past year. I am hyperactive all the time and I can never stop talking. But I can go from being so happy to depressed very quickly. Help?





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My husband has ADHD and has had it all his life I think it's discussing how the illness has such a long waiting list just to get re diagnosed I think it's rubbing onto are 5 year old sun how can I get him the help he needs sooner, or dose anyone have any tips on calming ADHD dawn before I leave my husband it's tearing are family apart.





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