What is AD/HD?


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We fear that inaccurate stories rendering ADHD as myth, fraud, or benign condition may cause thousands of sufferers not to seek treatment for their disorder. It also leaves the public with a general sense that this disorder is not valid, real or consists of a rather trivial affliction. (International Consortium of Scientists, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, June 2002)

What is AD/HD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is an internationally recognised medical condition affecting at between 5 - 10% of school aged children. It is characterised by the core behavioural symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.

The inattentive, overactive and impulsive behaviours of children with AD/HD can be difficult to manage and can place excessive strain on children, parents and families. In addition, AD/HD can have a significant disruptive influence on a child’s social development and relationships. 

However we believe that with appropriate intervention AD/HD is a most manageable condition.