ADHD and criminality

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a common childhood disorder that progresses to adulthood in 60- 70% of cases. The prevalence is estimated to be around 3%-5% worldwide, and probably slightly higher in South Africa due to the huge treatment gap (75%) that exists for individuals to access mental health services.

ADHD and exam accommodations, a complex constellation of factors to consider

Many parents/caregivers of children with ADHD may relate to the following scenario: It’s the end of the first term of school. They are called in for a parent teacher meeting and the teacher mentions that their child(ren) might benefit from test and exam accommodations, such as extra time, and that a psycho-educational assessment is required.


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition affecting all age groups across the world. It is characterised by a persistent pattern of inattention and/ or increased impulsivity and hyperactivity, which is developmentally inappropriate and negatively impacts on the individual’s educational, professional, and personal life.


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ADHD Briefcase - Edition 9 - 2023

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