ADHD and immaturity: examining the UK context

 ADHD in the News 2016-03-17

Imagine you are a family grappling with the difficulties faced by having a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a developmental disorder characterised by pervasive symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ...Then you pick up a newspaper and read ‘ADHD is vastly overdiagnosed and many children are just immature, say scientists’...You are now battling not only with the challenges you meet with your child, but a society that questions the diagnosis and suggests your child is just immature……..what is behind these headlines?