ADHD & Autism
January 5, 2022
Children and young people have access to Grey Insight’s online support
Neurodevelopmental disorders are generally under-diagnosed and misunderstood. This can have a significant impact on individuals day to day functioning. One of the most common problems in children and young people is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a disorder of brain and chemical imbalance, which makes children inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive. Usually, this behaviour is labelled as “disruptive” in various settings.
Other signs and symptoms
Children and young people with ADHD are also reported as easily distracted and unable to concentrate on tasks and activities that are of no interest to them or do not provide immediate gratification. As a couples disorder ranging in severity of symptoms, some individuals may present with inattentiveness, impulsivity, hyperactivity, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or conduct disorder (CD).
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which aﬀects how people communicate and interact with the world. With one in 100 people on the autism spectrum, this is also a common disorder that aﬀects people in diﬀerent ways. Children, young people and adults living with autism may have their own strengths and weaknesses with common diﬃculties being with social interactions, communications, repetitive and restrictive behaviour.
With our ADHD and autism services, we oﬀer post-diagnostic assessment, support, and treatment via an easily accessible MDT where each person receives individualised care from CBT and family sessions to assessments and mental health education. Symptoms of ADHD and autism may cause significant problems in the lives of those who have been diagnosed but it doesn’t have to end there. Contact us at Grey Insights and we will work with you.