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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioural disorder in children and young people. It usually starts in early childhood with the core behaviours usually present before the age of 7. It used to be known as attention deficit disorder (ADD).

Worried about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

You should see your doctor to discuss getting an assessment. Find your nearest GP

Once your child has had an assessment, the East and North Herts NHS Trust, or West Herts NHS Trust, depending on where you live, will work with you to help.

More about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (NHS Choices).