About Adult ADHD Factsheet

What is Adult ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a manageable condition that affects approximately 5% of the world’s population.

While many people consider ADHD to be a childhood disorder, ADHD is a complex lifelong neurobiological condition.

Being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult actually means the condition has been present since childhood, but it may not have been recognised or correctly diagnosed at the time...

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Treating Adult ADHD Factsheet

Treating Adult ADHD

The importance of an accurate diagnosis

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a manageable condition that affects approximately 5% of the world’s population.

An appropriate diagnosis and comprehensive management plan is vital in order to provide the most effective treatment and support for an adult living with ADHD.

Less than one-quarter of adults living with ADHD have been diagnosed. Behaviours caused by ADHD in childhood, present themselves differently in adults ...

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Tired of Feeling Tired? Hack Your ADHD Sleep Problems

Sleep difficulties? Falling asleep, staying asleep consistently and waking up on time go hand-in-hand with adult ADHD.

The connection between sleep problems and ADHD may be biological — the ADHD brain has trouble regulating neurotransmitters like serotonin, which helps regulate sleep cycles. Other research suggests that stimulant medication used to treat ADHD may be a factor in sleep difficulties.

Whatever the cause, the results are the same, a restless night and groggy morning. A long-term lack of sleep affects your stress levels, frustration tolerance, ability to regulate emotions, focus, concentration and appetite. Without proper rest, you’re more irritable, impatient and less efficient at everything you do!

Sleep information abounds on the web. Information on the connection between sleep and mental health is harder to find. One resource we came across is ‘Tuck Sleep’.

The primary mission of 'Tuck Sleep' is promoting awareness of sleep health.  As part of that, they have researched the connection between sleep and mental health.

They have summarized their findings in patient-friendly, online guides and resources which are available at: www.tuck.com/adhd-and-sleep

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