ADHD is usually recognised during childhood, however this is not always the case. Sometimes people may only become aware of a problem in adulthood, possibly when their child is diagnosed, or relatives or friends recognise symptoms and bring it to their attention.
Adult ADHD describes the behaviours displayed by some adults who are extremely restless, energetic, impatient and easily distracted.
Short attention spans make it difficult for those with ADHD to concentrate properly on work or life at home. Adults with the disorder will find it difficult to manage time and struggle sleeping, which can have a negative impact on everyday life.
3% of adults are affected by the mental health condition ADHD While the exact cause of ADHD is unknown, research has suggested that people with the disorder have differences in parts of their brain which deal with impulse and focus. There is also strong evidence to suggest there may be a genetic element or that symptoms can be due to a poor diet.
All of our experts deal with the treatment of mental health conditions, but each client will be assessed on an individual basis to agree which form of treatment would be the most effective. Every client's needs will vary and therefore so will the type of professional needed to support them.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is recommended alongside medication, to help manage the symptoms of ADHD better. Psychological therapy usually involves one to two sessions each week for about six to eight weeks.