ADHD Awareness Month: understanding a shared experience

ADHD Awareness Week

October 2022 is ADHD Awareness month, where ADHD organisations across the world join together in solidarity to raise awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The aim of ADHD Awareness month is to increase support and understanding around ADHD, as well as improving access to services. It’s estimated that one in forty adults have ADHD. However, struggling to obtain a diagnosis for ADHD in the UK is still a common problem. Many adults and children face long waiting times to see an ADHD specialist for an assessment, and even then they may be given an inaccurate diagnosis. Over the past year there has been some progress, as more patients are using the ‘right to choose’ legislation to access services, however much more needs to be done as still many people – especially young girls- face great difficulty in getting treatment.

Obtaining an ADHD diagnosis

Evidence suggests that obtaining a diagnosis and receiving treatment for ADHD is a major factor in living a happier, healthier life. Luckily, there are now ADHD clinics where specialist psychologists can help you obtain an ADHD assessment and diagnosis quickly. For example, Sanctum clinic in Wilmslow, Cheshire, guarantees to respond to all ADHD enquiries within 24 hours, and patients can expect to be assessed and diagnosed within just one day.

Celebrating Neurodiversity this ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD Awareness month is also the ideal time to celebrate the differences of neurodiversity! With proper support and treatment, people with ADHD can use our unique talents and perspectives to achieve incredible things. It’s no surprise that ADHD is considered a superpower.

At Sanctum, we champion the benefits of talking openly about ADHD and neurodiversity. We are also passionate about working with our clients to achieve a fast and accurate diagnosis. Together we can try and bring more understanding to the wider world about the challenges and positive aspects of living with ADHD.

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