More than one in 10 Australian kids have the neurobiological condition ADHD. For many it can lead to learning and discipline difficulties. But some athletes have been able to focus their impulsive energy to excel at sport.
Catching the flu or suffering from allergies during pregnancy can trigger the mother's immune system, which can in turn influence the child's susceptibility to psychiatric disorders in later life, such as autism, schizophrenia and ADHD, write Adam Guastella, Russell Dale and Shrujna Patel.
For author Ruth Devine, writing a series of adventure novels about a teen boy with ADHD was a deeply personal experience.
A study finds up to 40 per cent of students with ADHD are failing to meet the national minimum standards for literacy and numeracy, which could make them more likely to fall behind in school, causing significant challenges later in life.