HL Deb 17 June 2002 vol 636 c62WA
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.