ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) can affect anyone, at any age. A person with ADHD may appear hyperactive or find it hard to concentrate.
There are some common behaviours linked to the condition. Knowing what these are can help you decide if your child may need extra support. ADHD is often diagnosed between the ages of six and 12 years old.
A child with ADHD may:
Lots of children go through periods of being excitable or finding it hard to concentrate. It’s important to know that this behaviour will not always mean your child has ADHD.
There is no clear understanding of what causes ADHD, but some evidence suggests it may run in families.
If you think your child is struggling in some of the above areas, you can:
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