What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):

ADHD is considered one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders in childhood and often persists into adulthood.

The symptoms and severity can vary across different age stages. Hyperactivity symptoms may improve in adults, while difficulties with concentration and attention may continue.

It manifests as a set of persistent problems, such as difficulties in maintaining attention for long periods, impulsive behaviour, and excessive movement. These symptoms usually affect academic performance, professional and social life, self-esteem, and more.

Symptoms begin in childhood before the age of 12, and in some children, these symptoms are noticeable as early as age 3. Symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe, and may continue into adulthood.


In some individuals, symptoms decrease with age, but core symptoms like difficulty in attention, impulsive behaviour, and restlessness remain. Symptoms range from mild to severe.


Therapeutic interventions significantly help in treating symptoms. Behavioural therapy aids in achieving changes in behaviour by replacing negative behaviours with positive ones.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) also contributes by teaching skills to overcome distraction, self-control, and resist impulsive behaviour, helping individuals to cope with the challenges of ADHD and overcome negative thoughts affecting their emotions and behaviours.