ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder. It is made up of three main strands, inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. This causes attention problems and can prevent and cause problems with learning and socialising.
Symptoms generally present themselves after eighteen months and before seven years, and must continue for more than six months. In some cases, ADHD continues into adulthood and there is also a debate as to whether ADHD can be diagnosed later in life.
In children, ADHD must be diagnosed by a doctorm child psychiatrist or paediatrician. ADHD overlaps with conditions like dyslexia, OCD and Asperger’s Syndrome.
At The Eaves we have Psychologists trained in helping individuals, children and families to better understand this condition and how to work with it, within the family. They can help with difficult behaviours and the frustration and upset that can follow.