ADHD is a condition that happens to people - approximately 10% of any given population in fact. Think of a bus, about 10% of the people on that bus will have some form of ADHD.
It's very helpful for you to understand that while ADHD symptoms are common - there are 18 - the way those symptoms impair each individual's ability to lead a contented and productive life is different.
The reason we've got different groups in this section is that ADHD affects everybody differently. So if you only want to read about teenagers and the condition, you can do so. ADHD also has serious impacts on those who live alongside it, and they are usually the most influential in its treatment.
We have sections for Parents, and for Adults. Then for those all-important people, Teachers, who are so instrumental in the lives of Teens with the condition. There is also a broad group for those who are in a Relationship of any kind where ADHD is present.
There's a lot to be taken in and to learn. Spend as much time as you need - we don't mind at all, you'll never wear out your welcome here. Most people tend to spend well over an hour with us!
Ask questions if you something is not clear - questions only cost your email address. Remember, there's no such thing as a "stupid question" when it comes to ADHD. We would rather you have clarity during many "aha-moments!"
Know The Jargon - ADHD Acronyms
ADDer - a person who has ADHD or ADD
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
SCT - Sluggish Cognitive Tempo - a new name for ADD
ODD - Oppositional Defiance Disorder
CD - Conduct Disorder
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Bi-polar - Bi-polar Disorder, used to be Manic-Depression
SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder
ACT - Action Consequence Trigger - monitoring forms devised and supplied by Living ADDventure®