What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
The term Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) describes children or adults who have difficulties in staying attentive or focused, are impulsive, frequently very active (over-active) at levels higher than expected for their age and have difficulties controlling their behaviour. Although the disorder is usually diagnosed during childhood, it may continue into adulthood.
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Useful organisations and websites
Sydney Developmental Clinic
02 9276 6100
ADDults with ADHD (NSW) Inc.
02 9889 5977
Macquarie University Psychology
02 9850 8000
Relationships Australia – Family
Skills Program, Penrith
02 4728 4800
02 4728 4802
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