Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD and ADD)

You may have heard of the term ADHD. It stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and usually means you may find it difficult to concentrate for long periods of time. You might also have a lot of energy and may be doing and saying things without thinking.

ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder is the term given when you may have problems with concentration but not necessarily have a lot of energy as in ADHD.

Some of the signs are:

  • Restlessness
  • Talking a lot and often interrupting people
  • Being easily distracted when you are meant to be doing something
  • Finding it hard to concentrate for very long
  • Suddenly doing or saying things without thinking

Just because you do some of these things does not mean you have ADHD/ADD.

If you are worried then talk to someone who understands ADHD, like the school nurse or GP. They will be able to provide you with help and information.

Remember if the person you first speak to does not help or does not believe you then speak to someone else.

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