Understanding. Acceptance. Support. #KnowADHD
To celebrate World ADHD Awareness Month we invited people with lived experience of ADHD to submit a video sharing what they wanted others to know about them and their ADHD.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition. It is thought to arise due to a delay in brain development, along with differences in brain anatomy, message transmission, and cognition. ADHD is characterised by persistent and developmentally inappropriate patterns of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity.
All of us can be inattentive or impulsive sometimes, but a person with ADHD will be more compromised by these traits. They will also find doing some of the things that a neuro-typical person will take for granted, very hard.
ADHD symptoms tend to be lifelong. For people who struggle with their symptoms and cognitive differences, it’s important they are correctly diagnosed and can access appropriate treatment and support.
Thank you to everyone who shared their stories and congratulations to the 2023 #knowadhd competition winners! Watch their videos and others below and read on for more information on ADHD.
First Place: Angela S.
Four Runner-Up Prizes Went To Karen G, Tom, Angela A and Indiana:
Competition closed: 31/10/22. Winners announced: 7/11/22
ADHD affects over 1.2 million Australians and New Zealanders
It is the most common mental health condition found in children. AADPA proudly led the development of the Australian Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines for ADHD which is the most up-to-date set of protocols for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Click the button below to learn more about the new Guideline.
National ADHD helpline and support desk
If you would like to talk to someone about an ADHD diagnosis, are trying to find a clinician or support group, have a question, or just need to talk to someone who understands ADHD, the ADHD Foundation National Helpline is here to take your calls and answer your emails.