ADHD is a diagnosis for patients who have major problems in hyperactivity, impulsiveness and/or lack of attention. ADHD is a neuro-psychiatric disability that can be treated with psychotherapy and medication.
ADHD can be divided into 3 different categories:
AD – Attention Deficit
HD – Hyperactivity Disorder / restlessness – rarer
ADHD- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / combined type — the most common form of Attention Deficit Disorder.
Patients with ADHD often have other neuropsychiatric disorders such as Tourette’s syndrome, Asperger and OCD. Sometimes also autism symptoms occur. In addition to pure learning difficulties caused by impulsiveness, patients may find it difficult to function in social situations, which in turn can lead to a lack of understanding from the environment and subsequently patients may feel excluded. It is important for patients with ADHD to be medically evaluated by psychiatry and to get a correct diagnosis in order to be able to function as normally as possible.
In the link here below you can read more about ADHD in the Swedish patient association web page:
In the link here below you can read more about patient support, parent suport and other information material on ADHD: