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Two top ADHD experts explain how the attention deficit brain works — and, in some cases, why it doesn’t always work at its best.

How do stimulants work in the ADHD brain?

“Have you seen my jacket?” “Hey, who took my iPad?” “Where are my shoes?” If this sounds familiar, then you, too, have likely tried an organizational system (or 23) in your home. And perhaps, like us, you have chosen sanity over perfection, and decided to breathe instead of scream.

 “Dad, when are you going to shops next?” one of the kids asks.

After years of debate, dispute and scepticism, few people today question the existence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But according to Dr Tony Lloyd, chief executive of the ADHD Foundation in the UK, myths about the condition prevail in schools and wider society.

Dr Lloyd explains how these misunderstandings can have a damaging long-term impact.

An older woman has come to terms with her ADHD — and thrived in her career in spite of her challenges — but still wishes her family and friends weren’t so dismissive of the struggles that come with the disorder.

All of my life I believed that I had a learning disability. Finally, after I turned 60, I began hearing about ADHD in adults.

Following on from the great day out in Jumpzone with our Family Social, here are two more dates for your diaries:

Ski Session @ Ski Club, Kiltiernan, Saturday 25th November @ 10.30-12.30pm   €22.50 p/p

Fencing Class, Fencefit, Bosco's Youth Club, Drimnagh, Thursday 30th November @ 6.30-8.00pm   €15 p/p

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