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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition. It mainly affects children, but can also affect adults. It can have an impact on emotions, behaviours, and the ability to learn new things.

ADHD is divided into three different types:
-Inattentive type
-Hyperactive-impulsive type
-Combination type

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boys are three times more likely to receive an ADHD diagnosis than girls. This disparity isn’t necessarily because girls are less susceptible to the disorder. Rather, it’s likely because ADHD symptoms present differently in girls. The symptoms are often more subtle and, as a result, harder to identify.

To be diagnosed with ADHD, symptoms must have an impact on day-to-day life. Symptoms can change over time, so the type of ADHD someone has may change, too. ADHD can be a lifelong challenge but medication (as a last resort) and other treatments can help improve the quality of someone’s life.

Useful resource – TED Talks video: ADHD: finding what works for me –

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