Q: Apart from the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria behaviours are there other experiences that occur for those who have AD/HD?
A: Yes. People with AD/HD will evidence cognitive differences. AD/HD is known as “executive functioning disorder”. This translates to a numerous range of experiences over which there has been considerable discussion. It is usually the case that people with AD/HD experience difficulties with working memory; emotions; motivation; time perception; and, self-regulation – being able to control one’s behaviour, emotions and thoughts in the interest of longer-term goals.