Mum looking at young boy

About ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that can be very challenging for both patients, their families and the people they interact with regularly.5,6

global prevalence in children5

More commonly diagnosed in boys than girls5

UK prevalence in girls aged 5-15 years6

UK prevalence in boys aged 5-15 years5

Inheritable condition substantial evidence for a genetic contribution to ADHD5

also have one or more comorbid disorders (e.g. dyslexia)6

Still have a full ADHD diagnosis at 25 years old5

UK prevalence in adults male to female ratio ~3:1)5

ADHD doesn’t affect intelligence but it makes common aspects of everyday life a struggle.7,8 For example, people with ADHD have difficulty with things like:

  • Poor concentration and difficulty paying attention

  • Constantly fidget and struggle to sit still

  • Difficulties learning and doing homework on time

  • Risk-taking behaviour

  • Poor memory and time keeping

  • Struggle to follow instructions and wait their turn

The impact of effective treatment

Medication isn’t suitable for every patient with ADHD but for some it can make a real difference.

“Medication is really important for his school day
– the school will notice if he’s forgotten to take his medication”

Parent of child with ADHD

“Once my child was on medication a considerable change was noticed at school and it meant that the behaviour interventions at school could be dropped”

Parent of child with ADHD

Quotes are based on interviews with real parents of children with ADHD