Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Most people with ADHD have problems that fall into both these categories, but this is not always the case. The symptoms of ADHD in children and teenagers are well defined, and they're usually noticeable before the age of 6. They occur in more than 1 situation, such as at home and at school. Although not always the case, some children may also have signs of other problems or conditions alongside ADHD, such as:. In adults, the symptoms of ADHD are more difficult to define.

ADHD in Adults

Recognizing and managing ADHD in adults - Harvard Health

Adult ADHD symptoms include difficulty with time management, memory, organization, emotional regulation, and more. ADHD was historically considered a childhood condition, but it is now recognized as a lifelong condition that persists well into adulthood. Individuals with ADHD may receive a diagnosis in childhood or well into adulthood. Still, many adults with ADHD never receive a diagnosis in their lifetimes. Scientists believe ADHD is significantly underdiagnosed in adults. However symptom intensity — especially hyperactivity — is known to decrease over time for many individuals. Adult ADHD symptoms like poor time management and concentration, procrastination, and forgetfulness can and do make school and the workplace difficult to navigate.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Some people with ADHD only have problems with one of the behaviors, while others have both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity. Most children have the combined type of ADHD. It is normal to have some inattention, unfocused motor activity, and impulsivity, but for people with ADHD, these behaviors:.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD affects about 5 percent of children, and about half of them will carry those symptoms into adulthood, says the American Psychiatric Association. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that numbers are even higher in smaller community samples. On top of that, many adults with ADHD have never been diagnosed.