ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects attention, self-control and executive functioning. There are three types of ADHD: inattentive, hyperactive, and combined. It can affect both children and adults, however ADHD symptoms must be present since childhood.

ADHD is diagnosed during an evaluation by a mental health professional (usually a psychiatrist). A professional will gather information about you, your history and struggles you experience. It’s advisable to see someone who specialises in ADHD to see the full spectrum of your symptoms. Here’s the criteria that’s used during your evaluation:

  • Symptoms must be present in childhood
  • Symptoms affect multiple settings (home, school, work, etc.)
  • Symptoms significantly interfere with daily functioning
  • Symptoms are not explained by other mental health conditions

UK: https://psychiatry-uk.com 

Get a referral from your GP for the NHS funded assessment. Please read more about the Right To Choose on their website.

Even though ADHD can’t be prevented or cured, the symptoms can be managed with different treatment options. Usually ADHD treatment involves medication, education, skills training with coaching and counselling. A combination of these is often used for the most effective treatment.

ADHD Coaching is a partnership between a client and ADHD coach. Together they target the core struggles of ADHD, helping the client to close the gap of where they currently are and where they would like to be. ADHD coaches have knowledge and life experience of ADHD, as well as necessary training to help the client identify and reach their goals effectively. Studies show that coaching can significantly improve ADHD symptoms and executive functioning.

UK: https://aadduk.org/help-support/support-groups/

Here’s an incredible list of local support groups in the UK.


Find support for your child with ADHD.


USA: https://chadd.org

Learn more about ADHD & find local support groups.


CANADA: https://caddac.ca/find-a-resource/

Find ADHD specialists & support groups in Canada.




Share your experience with ADHD & learn about other people’s journey & wins.



Find a local ADHD support group.



Join free webinars to learn more about ADHD and learn new coping strategies.

Here’s a list of incredible ADHD creators who share content to help you or your loved ones understand ADHD better.



How To ADHD creator Jessica McCabe posts weekly videos with tips, tricks and insights into the ADHD brain.



Black Girl Lost Keys creator Rene Brooks aims to empower black women with ADHD and show them how to live well with the condition.



ADHD Actually creator Zoe offers body doubling sessions to help you focus better and connect with other ADHD’ers.



Learn more about ADHD symptoms in a humorous way with Connor De Wolfe.

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