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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – separating facts from fiction

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a relatively common disorder that affects around 3 in 100 children. Although it first starts in childhood, problems can persist into adult life. Despite enormous advances in research, it remains poorly understand and regularly continues to attract controversy.What is ADHD? Why is it not simply “naughty behaviour”? What we have learnt about causes?

NCMH Principal Investigator Professor Anita Thapar discusses some of the myths and misunderstandings around the condition, focusing on what has been learnt from science, and how this might help clinical and educational practice.

Part of the Cardiff University ‘Science in Health’ Public Lecture Series.



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