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New NCMH study opens about ADHD in children and young people

Are you a parent or carer of a child or young person with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Take part in our online survey today and help us make a difference.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects around 1 in 20 children in the UK and often begins in early childhood.

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At the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH), we are trying to understand why some young people experience neurodevelopmental difficulties, such as ADHD or autism, and mental health problems, like depression or anxiety.

ADHD is a complex condition that can affect individuals in different ways. We are trying to understand more about ADHD and to help us do this, we are looking for volunteers to take part in research.

We need as many people as possible to take part –wherever you live in the UK.

Not much is known about what happens to children with neurodevelopmental and mental health difficulties as they get older. Linking the information you provide to other records will help us get an even better understanding of these difficulties now and improve treatment and support in the future.

Let’s talk about ADHD

Taking part

If you’re a parent/carer of a child or young person with ADHD you could help us better understand the condition by completing our short online survey. 

It takes around 15 minutes to complete and the questions cover topics such as telling us a bit about your child’s ADHD, what research you think would be important to see in the future, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your family.

Take part online today and help us make a difference.



Dr Joanna Martin

Dr Joanna Martin is a Research Fellow investigating genetic risks for neurodevelopmental conditions including ADHD, as well as researching gender differences.

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