What is ADHD?
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It is one of the most common neurological disorders to affect adolescents.
It is thought that ADHD is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain that can affect the control of activities such as learning, sleeping, and movement. As a result, teens with ADHD may have difficulty concentrating and be impulsive or unable to sit still and pay attention. There are different types of ADHD and the symptoms can vary. Below is a list of some of the common ones¹.
Teens who have ADHD can sometimes find it distressing. It can often impact performance at school or work, cause tension in families, and make it difficult for them to relate to their peers.