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Understanding ADHD
Understanding ADHD

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Session 2: The neurobiology and management of ADHD

This session will focus on the brain basis of ADHD and examines how ADHD can be managed. To understand the changes that may occur in the brain of somebody with ADHD it is helpful to think about what cognitive functions, or mental processes, are disrupted in the condition.

  • What are the two main types of symptom in ADHD?

  • Symptoms that relate to attention and to impulsivity/hyperactivity.

This tells us straight away that there is more than one function disrupted in ADHD, and you will learn more about these processes in the next section.