An Introduction to ADHD: Parents’ guide

This booklet provides a brief introduction (36 pages) to the clinical condition known
as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).


● Introduction
● What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
● How is ADHD diagnosed?
● Is ADHD a new disorder?
● How common is ADHD?
● What causes ADHD?
● Common misbeliefs
● Do children grow out of ADHD?
● Why give a child a label?
● How can a child with ADHD feel?
● How can parents feel?
● How can siblings feel?
● How can parents/carers help?
● How can schools help?
● Managing homework
● Sleep difficulties
● ADHD and other problems
● Long-term outcomes for children with treated and under treated ADHD
● Medication for ADHD
● Resources

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