A spectrum of neurological disorders, increasingly recognised as affecting children, young people and adults, and manifesting themselves (very simplistically) as
  • overactive behaviour/hyperactivity
  • impulsive behaviour
  • difficulty in paying attention
These may cause difficulties within families and in school.

ADD refers to problems in concentration and attention; ADHD refers to ADD plus overactive and impulsive behaviours. The "official" UK term, Hyperkinetic Disorders, covers the aspects of hyperactivity and impulsive behaviours.

The causes of ADD/ADHD appear (currently) to be a mixture of genetic and environmental factors (possibly including diet). Children who have suffered brain injury or illness may also exhibit similar symptomatic behaviours.

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A national resource covering adult and child ADD/ADHD; includes information on the condition and relevant research, listings of local support groups and events, news and discussion forums.
ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service)
Registered charity providing information and resources about ADHD for parents, sufferers, teachers and health professionals. Details of their resources, conferences and training activities, and online bookstore.
All About ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
A booklet published by the Mental Health Foundation, available online, as a PDF to download, and in a print version. Covers definition, diagnosis and causes, medication and diet, and how sufferers can be helped.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is Underdiagnosed and Undertreated in Britain
A personal paper published in the British Medical Journal discusses the causes, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD; includes a commentary and reader responses.
The Behavioural Futures Group
Provides training and consulting solutions for professionals working with individuals with attentional, behavioural and learning problems. Includes a range of articles, a newsletter, and details of training workshops.
Tinsley House Clinic
A private clinic specialising in the treatment of ADD, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia; includes information about the conditions, services offered, and case studies. [Beaulieu, Hampshire]
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