PODCAST: Joe Finnegan show hears about diagnosis of ADHD in adulthood

ADHD Ireland has reported the number of adults contacting its services has more than doubled in the past two years as a result of a growing awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

 

ADHD is a medical/neurobiological condition in which the brain’s neurotransmitter chemicals, noradrenalin and dopamine do not work properly.

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At a 40th anniversary celebration in Dublin on Tuesday ADHD Ireland said during the first nine months of 2019 it received inquiries from 274 adults seeking support and information about a diagnosis for themselves, up from 125 in the similar period in 2017.

Joe Finnegan spoke to Pearse Stokes who was diagnosed with ADHD in his early 60s, and to Ken Kilbride who’s CEO of ADHD Ireland.