ADHD Awareness Month
October is ADHD awareness month, an opportunity to promote awareness and raise the profile of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder across the UK.
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a condition where you have lots of energy and have difficulty concentrating. You might also find it hard to control what you say and do. For example, you might speak without thinking first, or find that you do things on impulse.
Symptoms usually start very early in life before the age of six. We don’t know exactly what causes ADHD, but experts think it might run in families, or it could be to do with the way the chemicals in your brain work. But you might start to experience ADHD like symptoms if you’ve had a difficult experience.
Another condition called attention deficit disorder (ADD) has similar symptoms to ADHD, but you don’t feel as hyperactive. For people with ADD, the main problem they have is difficulty concentrating. If you think you have ADHD, you’re not alone and there’s plenty of support out there.