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Here is the 2nd in our series of videos talking to Adults in Ireland about living with ADHD in Ireland today! A big thanks to John Mullee for taking part. If you would like to take part in this series and tell your story, please give us a call on 01-874 8349 or email info@hadd.ie

To view the video, please click here:

https://youtu.be/t_p2m0tg77g

As evidenced by many studies, there are brain differences in those affected by ADHD that persist with full or partial symptomatology throughout the lifespan and – if left undiagnosed and untreated – put a significant economic burden on the individuals affected, their families and society at large. At the same time, these brain differences bring with them unique strengths and skills that can be of significant benefit in the workplace if recognized and utilized.

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.

AS THE mother of 13-year-old twins with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), assistant head teacher Carolyn Lawler is uniquely qualified to support families when a child at her school is diagnosed with the condition

First-hand experience with her daughters has also helped her spot girls with ADHD symptoms and steer families towards a diagnosis. It's estimated that one in 20 children has ADHD and boys are three times more likely than girls to be diagnosed but Carolyn believes this is because it is often not picked up in childhood.

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