I am educating children or young people with ADHD
I am educating children or young people with ADHD
What problems can ADHD cause?
The impact of ADHD goes beyond ‘inappropriate behaviour’ and problems at school. ADHD is a developmental condition that presents difficulties for the student and those around them. A diagnosis of ADHD will often lead to students being labelled as ‘difficult, demanding and defiant’ and stigmatised to a greater or lesser extent. Students with ADHD stand out from their peers and can struggle to ‘fit in’ at all stages of development and the impact of the condition and diagnosis can extend to their families and carers.
Students with severe ADHD can:
  • Have low self esteem
  • Underachieve at school
  • Develop emotional and social problems
  • Be at risk of school exclusion
Are there any other problems?
ADHD affects students in different ways and can often overlap with other learning and/or behavioural conditions.
Students with ADHD often have other problems. Several other conditions can co-exist or overlap with ADHD:
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (the student is often defiant, oppositional, argumentative, angry, loses temper, etc.)
  • Conduct Disorder (there are problems such as persistent and repetitive lying, stealing, truancy, bullying, vandalism, starting fires, etc.)
  • Learning disorders
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
    (coordination difficulties)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s Syndrome (social and communication difficulties)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Tourette’s syndrome (the person has tics, involuntary and uncontrollable movements and sounds)
  • Sleep problems
Useful Links
  • Born to Be ADHD is your portal for information on:
  • Born to Be ADHD Campaign - encouraging members of the community to take action in addressing stigma and misconceptions surrounding ADHD.
  • Stories that Never Stand Still - a collection of inspiring stories from people living with ADHD to educate and empower those in the community.
  • Educational resources - aimed at members of the community to improve care for those living with ADHD.
  • BorntoBeADHD.co.uk is initiated and funded by Takeda with materials created in collaboration with UK-based patient organisations.

Patient support organisations

Professional organisations