Adults and ADHD

This may surprise you:

It is estimated that about 6-8% of the adult population has ADHD.

  • The vast majority of adults who may actually have ADHD, remain undiagnosed, or are mis-diagnosed as having other disorders (e.g. depression); few seek treatment. 

  • Others sought help when their childhood struggles got worse with the increased responsibilities of adulthood.

  • In some cases, parents first recognized their own challenges when their child was was diagnosed witih ADHD.

 

ADHD is a lifelong condition. The symptoms may change as someone matures, or as hormones change, but that's not the same as outgrowing it.  As many as 80% of children will continue to have ADHD symptoms into adulthood.

 

Check out the next tab. Can you identify with these adults?