Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Common symptoms of ADHD are a short attention span or being easily distracted, restlessness, constant fidgeting or overactivity and being impulsive. Individuals suffering from ADHD might have additional problems such as difficulties sleeping and anxiety disorders.
Whilst ADHD is most often diagnosed in children, adults can also suffer from it. If you suffer from the disorder this is likely to significantly affect your concentration, organisation of tasks, ability to stay focused and work towards a long term goal and emotional regulation.
Treatment for ADHD
If you think you might be suffering from ADHD, you could have a specialist assessment to verify the diagnosis. Treatment of ADHD includes medication and psychological therapy such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, stress reduction, and behavioural training.
If you would like a specialist assessment contact The Chelsea Psychology Clinic.