Understanding ADHD

Understanding ADHD

Understanding ADHD is crucial for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals in order to provide effective support and interventions for individuals with ADHD

ADHD, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that primarily affects children but can continue into adulthood. It is characterized by difficulties in paying attention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. People with ADHD often struggle with staying focused, organizing tasks, and controlling impulsive behaviors. While the exact cause of ADHD is not fully understood, it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors. ADHD can be effectively managed through various strategies, including medication, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments.

Niall Breslin has a chat with  Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist Dr. Colman Noctor. Colman works with ADHD cases everyday in his clinic and discusses how crucial the context of a child’s life is for diagnosis, why TikTok trends can be both helpful and damaging and what systematic change is needed to assess and support children and adults with ADHD, ADD and other mental health issues.

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