Coaching for adolescents and adults with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects approximately 5% of children and adolescents and 2.5% of adults. Due to their inattention and/or impulsivity and hyperactivity, individuals affected by ADHD are at risk of underachieving academically, being underemployed and being prone to depression, sleep disturbances, antisocial behaviour, gambling, drug use, serious accidents, conflictual social relationships and poor fitness. However, effective prevention and intervention approaches that enable individuals to control their impulses and regulate their activities can reduce the risk of these negative outcomes. Importantly, these approaches need to accommodate the different demands facing children, adolescents and adults with ADHD as they move from one stage of life to another and as they try to keep up with society’s different and increasing demands.

ADHD in practice 2017; 9(1): 15–19
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