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HADD's mission is to make life better for people affected by ADHD

Liberal Democrats have called on the Scottish Government to develop a new strategy to help adults suffering from ADHD.

Members at the party's Scottish conference in Dunfermline, Fife, passed a motion which also demanded "urgent" action from health services to make it easier for adults to be diagnosed with the condition.

Impulsivity is not simply rudeness or lack of self-discipline. Impulse controls is a function of the interior signalling system of the brain.

ADHD impacts the way the different regions of the brain communicate. That affects inattention, impulsivity, and emotional regulation.

Don’t listen to what other people think about you, because they don’t know you like we do.

As I sit at my desk, wiping my tears and preparing myself for work, I am overwhelmed. I am filled with frustration and joy all at once. You will understand this feeling some day when you are a daddy to your own little ones.

We knew you were special right from the start. You were the sweetest, liveliest little baby, and you were always aware of what was going on around you. You were babbling by five months, and everyone who met you fell in love.

Some classroom interventions are helpful and others only make things worse. Parents can be a valuable resource.

“A lot of people with ADHD worry about being in a relationship with someone else who has it. I ask them this: Wouldn’t you rather be with someone who got you than someone who didn’t? Wouldn’t you rather be with someone who understands your struggles rather than having him watch them from the outside, confused about your motivations and behaviours? “

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