Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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ADHD has become an identity, not just a disorder. We need a new way to talk about it
For many, an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis is the thing it took to forgive ourselves and finally start healing

Matilda Boseley

20, Sep, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Wired differently: how neurodiversity adds new skillsets to the workplace
From the arts to the law, employers are seeing conditions such as autism and ADHD can have more benefits than drawbacks

Rachel Williams

25, Aug, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The impossible dream of joining Queensland police for people with ADHD
As the force struggles with staff shortages, experts and recruits are urging the restrictions on recruits with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to be overturned

Eden Gillespie

20, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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The NHS is failing patients with ADHD | Letters
Letters: Dr Vicky Cleak says the health service must improve access to effective treatment, while Dr Deborah White says the blame doesn’t lie with GPs


31, Jul, 2023 @5:22 PM

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Failed by the NHS over our child’s ADHD diagnosis | Letter
Letters: Despairing over the wait for an assessment, we paid for one privately – only for our GP to refuse a shared care agreement

26, Jul, 2023 @5:36 PM

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UK children waiting 16 months on average for ADHD and autism screening – study
Exclusive: Belfast has worst data, with typical wait of five years to be seen, against Nice guidance of 13-week maximum

Alexandra Topping

17, Jul, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Playing the drums is therapy in action | James Wood
Research shows that drumming has benefits for teenagers with autism in terms of the brain, the body and attention levels, writes novelist, essayist and critic James Wood

James Wood

09, Jul, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The mother of neurodiversity: how Judy Singer changed the world
In 1997 she transformed the way we think about human difference – and provided a name for a burgeoning movement

John Harris

05, Jul, 2023 @9:00 AM

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People who use ‘smart drugs’ worse at complex tasks, study finds
Research has found those who use medications such as Ritalin without having conditions such as ADHD actually reduce their mental performance

Melissa Davey Medical editor

14, Jun, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Ignoring the science: we do it at our peril – over Covid and the environment | Observer letters
The role of industrial farming in wrecking the climate and biodiversity has been given woefully limited attention

11, Jun, 2023 @5:01 AM

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‘Children with ADHD are being failed’: parents share their experiences of an overwhelmed system
Since the pandemic there has been a steep rise in cases of ADHD among children. Here, experts discuss why, parents describe their struggles and campaigners say what needs to change

Andrew Anthony

04, Jun, 2023 @8:00 AM

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No, ADHD is not a con. If that’s the message you got from Panorama’s exposé, you weren’t paying attention or watching properly | Adrian Chiles
Until I got a diagnosis, ADHD made my life heart-stoppingly, nerve-shreddingly difficult. Many of those affected still struggle to get the treatment they need

Adrian Chiles

18, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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