The acronym stands for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. (American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition. Arlington, VA., American Psychiatric Association, 2013.)

However, we are under a new paradigma in which ADHD is understood as a neurological diversity in which the human brain:

  • manage the dopamine in a different way
  • faces challenges with its executive functions

“Research has made it increasingly clear that ADHD is not essentially a behavior disorder and not limited to childhood years.”

Brown, Thomas E. (2013) A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Functions. P. xiv