§ Lord Roberts of Conwy
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are listed as diseases in the United Kingdom, as they are in the United States. [HL4578]
§ Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
In the United Kingdom, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is included within the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) classification for hyperkinetic disorders. These are:
F90.0 Disturbance of activity and attention (this includes ADHD);
F90.1 Hyperkinetic conduct disorder;
F90.8 Other hyperkinetic disorders; and
F90.9 Hyperkinetic disorder, unspecified.
In the United States of America the classification system used for this and similar disorders is the DSM IV TR.