ADHD facts

Some UK statistics
In the UK it’s thought that between 2% to 5% of school aged children have ADHD.


The prevalence of ADHD in the adult population is between 3% and 4% but the majority of these individuals are diagnosed.


It was thought that children diagnosed with ADHD can outgrow the symptoms of ADHD in adolescence however this is not always the case and many individuals still exhibit ADHD challenges well into their adult life.


Up to 60% of adults who have childhood ADHD will continue to show symptoms into their adult life.


The NHS has accepted ADHD as a condition since 2009. It is possible to access diagnosis and treatment through the NHS but it must be done through a GP.

Undiagnosed and/or untreated ADHD in children
If children are not diagnosed and subsequently treated for ADHD they may struggle with the following:

  • Making friends

  • Keeping friends

  • May have short term memory challenges

  • Struggle with attending to conversation

  • Interrupt other’s conversation in order to get their point across

  • Overreact to certain situations

  • Are often the victim of bullying or are bullies themselves

  • Maybe unreliable and have difficulty following through

  • Keeping up with academic tasks in the classroom

  • Have problems sleeping at night

Undiagnosed and/or untreated ADHD in adults
Many adults living with ADHD may have taught themselves a range of coping strategies which may work for them. However, there are occasions where these strategies fail and this is when ADHD adults seek help. If adults are not diagnosed and subsequently treated for ADHD they may struggle with the following:

  • Being able to concentrate for longer periods

  • Forgetfulness and short term memory issues

  • Being disorganised

  • Have difficulty maintaining daily routines

  • Impulsive behaviour which is often interpreted by others as being thoughtlessness

  • Impulsive and angry outbursts

  • Low self esteem which can lead to depression

  • Poor social skills

  • Poor time management

  • Feeling overwhelmed by everyday tasks

  • Moving from planning a task to ‘doing’ a task

  • Having trouble completing a task

BUT please don’t forget...!!!

Many clients with ADHD have undiscovered strengths they have been taking for granted or ignoring for years. Some of these maybe...

  • Hyperfocus

  • Resourcefulness

  • Curiosity

  • Creativity

  • Intuitive thinking

  • Quick thinking

  • Resilience

  • Positivity

  • Boundless enthusiasm

  • Sensitivity

Use coaching as a tool to unlock these hidden talents! Learn how to harness them and use them at home, in your relationship and in the workplace.

 

Coaching will help you move forward by unleashing your inner strengths so you can go about your daily life in your own unique way.

 

This does not happen overnight, so coaching is an investment you give to yourself. If you think coaching can help you overcome some of the challenges above then book a free consultation call here.