Adult ADHD Overview
About 4% – 5% of U.S. adults have it but few adults get diagnosed or treated for it. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder which impacts a patient’s ability to prioritize, focus and pay attention. It appears to have a genetic link and often runs in families. Every adult who has ADHD had it as a child. Some may have been diagnosed and known it but some may have not been diagnosed when they were young and only find out later in life. While many kids with ADHD outgrow it, about 60% still have it as adults. Adult ADHD seems to affect men and women equally. There are three types of ADHD: hyperactive type, inattentive type and combined type. Research suggests girls may be more likely to have inattentive ADHD and boys may be more prone to the hyperactive type. Over time, regardless of gender, inattention tends to persist while the hyperactivity seems to decline with age.
Symptoms of Depression
Helpful information to know about symptoms of adult ADHD:
Adults with ADHD may have:
- A history of not doing well in school and underachieving
- Messy and disorganized work
- Legal problems
- Ongoing problems at work
- Several jobs and poor performance reviews
- More speeding tickets or be involved in more crashes
- Alcohol or drug problems
- Problems losing keys, wallet, sunglasses, or cell phone often
- Relationship and/or marital problems
- Maxed out credit cards
- Unhealthy diet (mostly easy to buy/prepare foods)
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