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ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by differences in brain and cognitive development. Symptoms include difficulties with focusing and sustaining attention and hyperactive and impulsive symptoms which are greater than that expected for a person’s age or developmental level. For most people, ADHD symptoms continue into adulthood and are lifelong.

People with ADHD can struggle to focus and concentrate, control their impulses and make decisions that take into account longer-term consequences. They can experience difficulties with planning and prioritising, getting organised, and time management. These difficulties can impact the ability to study, work, manage responsibilities, develop and maintain social relationships, enjoy leisure time and relax. They can also negatively impact self-confidence and self-esteem.

People with ADHD have many strengths such as being adventurous, the ability to generate novel ideas, problem solve and hyperfocus which can result in high productivity.

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