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What is ADHD?

As we grow up, it’s likely that we’ll meet more people. Some will be similar and some will be different to us. And because of this, it’s really important that we all know as much as we can about each other – so we can be respectful and understanding of our individual qualities ❤️ With this in mind, luna’s here to take you through what ADHD is, and how it can be managed.

ADHD (full name: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a condition that usually affects someone’s behaviour.

There’s not a definitive cause for ADHD, but there are some factors that can make it more likely, such as:

  • Someone in your family having it

  • Being born prematurely

  • Being underweight when you’re born

Someone with ADHD may be restless, have trouble concentrating and act impulsively – but it’s important to know that this can vary from person to person. Some people have more trouble with maintaining their attention, some may be more restless and have more symptoms of hyperactivity. Other people have a mix of both 💙

ADHD could show up in many ways, such as:

  • Finding it hard to sit still

  • Interrupting conversations

  • Struggling to finish a task or focus

  • Emotional outbursts

It’s important to know that lots of people might feel like they have difficulties with some of the above things, but that does not mean they will be diagnosed with ADHD 🙅 This condition needs to be diagnosed by a health professional and isn’t something you can diagnose yourself with.

Some of the qualities lots of people with ADHD have are:

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