Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse.
Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child’s circumstances change, such as when they start school.
Most cases are diagnosed when children are 6 to 12 years old.
The symptoms of ADHD usually improve with age, but many adults who were diagnosed with the condition at a young age continue to experience problems.
People with ADHD may also have additional problems, such as sleep and anxiety disorders.
There are different ways of getting treatment for ADHD. Medication is the first line of treatment and there are different therapies that can help with ADHD. The types of therapies are Psychoeducation, Behaviour therapy and Cognitive behaviour therapy.
When being a child it has been difficult to deal with ADHD, I found it hard to stay focused while in lessons at school it did not help me when it came to my exams. Gradually as I got older, it became easier to handle but I still tend to find it difficult to stay on task and focused on the work that has been set. I also tend to find that listening to music while working helps me stay focused on task as it blocks out all background noise which helps me do my work without being distracted.