What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopment condition characterised by differences in brain and cognitive development. Symptoms include greater difficulties with focusing and sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity than would be expected for a persons age.
ADHD is common, with 6 – 8% of Australian children, and 3 – 5% of Australian adults experiencing persistent, impairing and developmentally inappropriate inattention, poor executive function, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity.
‘Australian ADHD Professionals association’