Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a relatively common, often unrecognized condition. It affects 4.4% of U.S. adults, but most adults with ADHD live with the symptoms and suffer the often-devastating effects of ADHD in their lives without identifying the source of their struggles. Feb 03, 2017 · Is ADHD even a real disorder? Yes, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has over three decades’ worth of research supporting its diagnosis in adults and children.Author: John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
What is adult ADHD? Some people may say “adult ADHD,” but the correct term is “ADHD in adults” or “adults with ADHD.” ADHD symptoms may appear differently in adulthood. For example, symptoms of hyperactivity in children such as climbing or running excessively may appear as a feeling of restlessness in adults. Apr 05, 2017 · Six questions like "How often do you procrastinate?" can help doctors identify adults with ADHD, researchers say. They estimate that the disorder impairs daily functions for about 8 percent of adults.
Adults can be diagnosed with ADHD, though symptoms typically emerge when they are children. When symptoms are left untreated, they can cause problems for adults at work and school and in relationships. Sixty percent of children who have ADHD will experience the disorder as adults. In the United States, that’s roughly 8 million adults. Health Information Specialists at the National Resource Center on ADHD, a Program of CHADD, receive thousands of inquiries each year about ADHD. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers, as well as links for more information. General Questions about ADHD What is ADHD?
Jul 11, 2019 · The fact is as many as two-thirds of children who have ADHD continue to experience symptoms of ADHD into adulthood. Because ADHD can be difficult to diagnose and so many believe that ADHD is a childhood condition, many adults attribute their struggles to stress or the fast-paced world of today, when instead they may be symptoms of undiagnosed ADHD. ADHD Symptoms: 10 Signs You Have Adult ADHD Inability to pay attention.Frequently losing things.Hyperfocus.Constantly fidgeting.Always interrupting others. (more items).