About ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain condition characterised by inattentiveness and hyperactivity which influences normal development and functioning in a negative way. Find facts about ADHD and information on ADHD symptoms, causes and treatment here.

ADHD may only appear in early adulthood

Looking at long-term data from 2,200 British twins, researchers found that close to 70 percent of those diagnosed with ADHD as young adults did not have the disorder when they were children.

ADHD linked to bullying

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are almost four times as likely as other children to be bullies, researchers say.

Epilepsy may triple ADHD risk in kids

A Danish study found that children with epilepsy had nearly three times the risk of developing ADHD compared to children without epilepsy. It isn't known why the conditions seem to be linked.

ADHD linked to criminal behaviour

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely than other children to engage in criminal activity when they grow older, a new study has found.

Half of ADHD from social factors

Nearly half of serious cases of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children are closely tied to social factors such as single parenting and poor maternal education.

ADHD kids up divorce risk

Parents of children with ADHD may be more likely than other parents to divorce before their child's eighth birthday, a new study suggests.

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ADHD Expert

Dr. Shabeer Ahmed Jeeva is a specialist psychiatrist who has been practicing child and adult psychiatry for 30 years. He has vast experience in treating ADHD, and is also an ADHD patient himself. Dr. Jeeva trained and practiced in Canada as a child and adult psychiatrist and had lived there for 25 years. He had attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland (1970-1976). His professional experience and accreditation includes: Psychiatric residency at the University of Ottawa (Canada), Child Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Ottawa (Canada), Diploma in Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa (Canada), and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Canada. Visit his website at:

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