People with ADHD often possess qualities and skills that make them valuable assets to any organisation, but sometimes face significant challenges at work. Katherine Kindersey outlines how employers should be supporting them.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects around 5% of children and 3% of adults in the UK.
ADHD is a complex condition that is characterised by a persistent and pervasive pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity, present from childhood, that interferes with or reduces the quality of functioning in daily life.
People with ADHD often speak of having an overactive mind, being unable to stop, control, or filter out their thoughts so they are constantly distracted by their mind wandering. It is as if they are unable to switch off the background brain activity to focus or concentrate on a particular task or activity.
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