Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common disorders occurring in little humans & teenagers that can continue into adulthood, too. It is characterized by difficulty in concentrating and maintaining focus, paying attention, remembering, controlling behavior, following instructions and getting and staying organized. This may sound like your regular kid and, while most kids are not collected, old souls, these issues are very pronounced in those suffering from ADHD and severely affect the quality of their lives.

Depending on the severity, the disorder causes kids a lot of stress that their inexperienced minds and bodies aren't prepared for – neither are their adult peers, who may have been coping with the disorder for decades and much less their worried parents, especially since medicine itself is still pretty perplexed by the issue. ADHD often co-occurs with other behavioral, developmental and learning disorders, leaving kids misunderstood and causing misdiagnoses and statistics of questionable reliability. 

ADHD is outdatedly also referred to as ADD (attention deficit disorder), which we now know is only one of its 3 manifestations deemed inattentive ADHD. The other 2 kinds are hyperactive-impulsive and combined ADHD. But you probably already know the basics – the specificness of a particular manifestation is where it gets very complicated. So, without further ado, here are the best resources for parents looking for information on ADHD in Hong Kong.