ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental syndrome that is characterised by three core behaviours; inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity and often persists into adulthood. It is typically thought that between 3 and 5% of school aged children have ADHD (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence). It has been suggested that ADHD stems from multiple causes, such as genetics, biological and psychosocial influences, and results in a range of pathological behaviours. There is no single gene that is considered to underpin ADHD.

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