5 FACTS ABOUT ADHD

5 FACTS ABOUT ADHD

1. There are three kinds of ADHD. Inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive and combined type.

2. ADHD isn’t all about hyperactivity. Kids with the inattentive type may appear ‘daydreamy.’

3. Males are more likely to have ADHD. 75 per cent more likely, in fact. This may be because ADHD symptoms present differently and more subtly in girls, and doesn’t mean girls are less susceptible to the disorder.

4. Symptoms typically first appear between three and six years, but the average age of diagnosis is seven years for most children. Sometimes, ADHD isn’t diagnosed until the teenage years or later.

5. ADHD isn’t just a childhood disorder. Approximately two thirds of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms into adulthood.