ADHD Management

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a life long, inherited behavioural condition which includes poor concentration, distractability and restlessness. It is often associated with other psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety and addictions which can have a major impact on quality of life. However, having ADHD is not necessarily just a negative thing as it is also commonly associated with personality traits and talents, which we value in our society. People with ADHD are often creative, lateral thinking, high energy, driven individuals, who can hyper-focus and entertain. They are often the leaders or “movers and shakers” who generate and value new ideas, who take risks and who drive us forward in our society.

The World Health Organization estimated in 2013 that ADHD affects about 39 million people. It is one of the most inherited and most common psychiatric disorders.

Although reports indicate that ADHD affects 2.5%–5% of adults in the general population, and 5%–7% of children, fewer than one in five adults with ADHD are currently diagnosed and/or treated. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4195639/)