ADD/ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

Neurodiversity is about how our brains process information and how we think, as we can be wired differently. This includes concentration, language, sound, images, light, texture, colour, touch, smell, taste, perception, sequencing and movement. One major neuro-diverse type is listed below

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a genetic and neurobiological disorder found in adults as well as children and is defined and based upon observations about how people behave in the following areas:

attention spanAttention Span – Keeping attention, getting easily distracted, becomes bored, daydreams, often loses things and struggles to follow instructions.


hyperactivity
Hyperactivity – Too much energy, keeping busy, fidgeting, sublimation very impatient, act without regard for consequences and difficulty waiting their turn.


impulsiveness
Impulsiveness – Not stopping and thinking before they do things, acts on a whim, acts on urges too readily, poor organization and planning ability.


About 1.7 % of the UK population is affected. The majority of these are children.

Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) can be a great asset to a company as they are hard working when properly motivated. This will lead to them remaining with one company for a long time as they tend to be dedicated to their job. They often need high levels of stimulation and can work well in a fast moving environment.

No matter how intelligent men and women are they can still feel misunderstood and vulnerable.


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Contacts:

ADDISS
Premier House 112 Station Road
Edgware
Middlesex
HA8 7BJ

Telephone: 020 8952 2800
Fax: 020 8952 2909
Email: info@addiss.co.uk
Web Site: www.addiss.co.uk

Lincoln ADHD Support Group
72a Newark Road
Lincoln
LN5 8PY

Telephone: 01522 539939
Email: lincoln.adhd@btconnect.com
Web Site: www.lincolnadhd.org


Online Quick Adult ADHD Screening Test

If you are undiagnosed with ADHD, you can get an initial test on line. This test is not a diagnosis but it is FREE of charge, http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/adultaddquiz.htm


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