Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
It’s strange to accept there's battles I will never win with myself – but my diagnosis has allowed me understand myself better
My mind was so unrested and overactive that when I finally gathered the discipline needed to begin something, I would feel physically worn out, emotionally weak and confused
Immaturity is being mistaken for ADHD symptoms.
Disabled people were 'that group over there' who needed support, but weren’t anything to do with me
'Ignoring ADHD is a potential time bomb for these children.'
Mums and dads with children who are in the process of being assessed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are
I'm going to start by leaving some stats on the table for later (aren't stats dull?) Then I'll tell you a story. UK population
Certain brain structures related to emotion and reward are smaller in people with the disorder, new research finds.
People need to stop turning their noses up at ADHD and start educating themselves on the real facts. They need to start respecting these children for who they are. Respecting their parents for the fight that they fought for their children and the way they navigated a system that is like driving whilst blindfolded and handcuffed, because that's how the system makes us feel.
Some parts of the media generally pounce on any opportunity to declaim ADHD as made up, or bad parenting, or a money-making invention of pharma companies. And every time a story like this breaks, it makes life for parents like me - parents of a child with ADHD - that little bit more difficult.