Learning for life: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

1. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition affecting the control of what parts of the brain?

a) Attention, creativity and concentration
b) Attention, impulse and concentration
c) Attention, impulse and intellect 
d) IQ, impulse and concentration 

2. What sign is NOT a key feature of ADHD?

a) Forgetfulness
b) Poor organisational skills
c) Anxiety
d) Tidiness

3. How long must impairment have lasted to be considered as a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act?

a) Six months
b) 12 months
c) Six years
d) Two years

4. What medication were both people in the case studies taking for their condition?

a) Adderall
b) Aspirin
c) Advil
d) Alvedon

5. What did the female candidate feel she would benefit from in way of support?

a) Computer skills, prioritising and regular review
b) Planning, computer skills and regular review
c) Planning, prioritising and computer skills
d) Planning, prioritising and regular review

6. What were regular review dates early indicators of?

a) Successes and difficulties
b) Need for disciplinary action
c) Need for OH referral
d) Impending ill health

7. Who was NOT a member of the case review team?

a) Line manager
b) Human resources
c) OH
d) Health and safety

8. What country was Norman from?

a) United Arab Emirates
b) UK
c) US
d) Ukraine

9. What coping techniques did the OHN suggest for Norman?

a) Keeping a notebook and pen to hand at all times
b) Taking a less stressful job
c) Using sticky notes to remind him of things
d) Learning a new sport

10. Who did the OHN suggest Norman should be referred to?

a) His GP
b) A psychologist
c) A psychiatrist
d) A behavioural therapist


1. b

2. d – Using some of the websites in the resources list (page 36), find out more about ADHD, and consider how you would deal with these two case studies if similar situations occurred in your workplace.

3. b – Refresh your knowledge of the Disability Discrimination Act using the resources listed.

4. a – What do you know or understand about unlicensed drugs in the UK? Take some time to find out more, and consider how you would deal with a similar situation.

5. d

6. a

7. d – Consider who would be on a case review team in your place of work – or even if you have case reviews. What are your feelings about case review and case management? Discuss this with your supervisor or a colleague.

8. c – Most of the work on ADHD has been done in the US. It may be worth undertaking a literature review to find out more about what is happening in the UK.

9. a – Have you any other thoughts or ideas of coping mechanisms for helping people with ADHD? Write some notes on how you think you could help.

10. c

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