What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders affecting children. In most instances, it’s first diagnosed during childhood and will often last into adulthood. Someone with ADHD might find it hard to control their impulses (one might act without even thinking about the results), have trouble paying attention, or be overly active.

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is first identified among school-aged children when they start experiencing problems with school work and causing disruptions in the classroom. According to a study done by the University of Nebraska, an estimated 8.4% of children and 2.5% of adults have been diagnosed with ADHD.

Combined presentation

This type of ADHD diagnosis equally experiences symptoms of both inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive patients.

ADHD in Adults

Contrary to popular beliefs adults can have ADHD too, in fact about 4% to 5% of adults in the US are said to have it. However only a few have been treated or diagnosed with ADHD, the reason being most adults have no idea that they are suffering from ADHD, they only end up finding out later in life and those that have already been diagnosed and are seeking treatment chances are that they were diagnosed as children.

Treatment plans for adults with ADHD include medicine, therapy, family support, and being knowledgeable about ADHD. As an ADHD treatment center, we offer a treatment plan for adults between the age of 25 and 50, in case you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below you can always reach out to us, we want to help.

ADHD Symptoms in Adults

Adults with ADHD tend to find it hard to:

  • Remember information

  • Organize tasks 

  • Meet deadlines

  • Follow directions

  • Concentrate

These symptoms cause huge problems in the life of a person with ADHD, as with time they can change from mild to severe making life hard at work, at home, or even at school.

Other challenges faced by adults with ADHD include:

  • Low self-esteem

  • Depression

  • Chronic boredom

  • Impulsiveness

  • Relationship problems

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