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Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention-deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which is usually diagnosed in childhood and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Students with ADHD show a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development:


Wandering off tasks, lacking persistence, having difficulty sustaining focus, and being disorganized and is not due to defiance or lack of comprehension.


Excessive motor activity when it is not appropriate, excessive fidgeting, tapping or talk-activeness, extreme restlessness and active.


Social intrusiveness, interrupting others excessively, making important decisions without consideration of long-term consequences, not being able to control behaviors.


In clinical settings, ADHD commonly co-occurs with a specific learning disorder. Most children and adolescents with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder have symptoms that also meet criteria for ADHD.



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ADHD Leaflet (click the below to enlarge)

ADHD Leaflet



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Students who have declared their SEN are reached out through the HKUST email when there are scholarship / bursary opportunities for them.