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Living with ADHD

We’ve made a lot of progress in understanding and treating ADHD.

Treatment is tailored to the individual. The most effective forms of treatment are based on cognitive (thought) and behavioural (action) counselling approaches, as well as meditation and other strategies to improve symptoms.

Medication can be prescribed and monitored by a doctor to treat ADHD.

Above all, remember ADHD is very treatable and recovery is expected. With help from a mental health professional, and support from family and friends, problems with attention, hyperactivity and associated issues are treatable, and recovery is possible.

You can think of recovery as part of a personal journey to feel a degree of control over your life, and to have meaningful relationships with people you trust – whether they are family members, friends, or people at school or work.

Recovery also means different things to each person. For some, recovery means that symptoms will not persist, while for others, recovery means learning to live a full life despite any ongoing symptoms.