Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is an emotional condition that makes people feel restless, impulsive and hyperactive. Most people with ADHD struggle to concentrate for long periods of time. While the symptoms usually improve with age, some continue to struggle with aspects of the condition well into adulthood.
3 types of ADHD have been identified:
- Combined (Hyperactive & Inattentive)
ADHD tends to affect adults in a different way to children, with subtler symptoms showing such as lack of attention to detail, not finishing tasks, disorganised, forgetting things, indulging in risky or careless behaviours. Sometimes a depressive element or an excessively anxious disposition can lie at the heart of ADHD, therefore psychological therapies that focus on these features can be as effective as medication in managing the condition.