ADHD In Adults
3/15/2013 (Updated 10:52:48 PM)Since 1987, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, or ADHD has become a rising problem in young children--and now many of those children are adults.
As those with ADHD age, the effects begin affecting their jobs and relationships, making life more difficult--especially when a person was not diagnosed with ADHD as a child.
"This can be the tricky part, trying to go back and look at things like what your grades were like in elementary school because it may not be recognized earlier on," said Dr. Michael Lavin, Psychiatrist Director, Lourdes. "I think today, we're more aware of the condition, and I think it's being picked up more often in young people and so we don't have that problem as much going forward, but trying to go backwards is challenging."
Lavin says that adults with ADHD typically exhibit less hyperactivity, but are typically running late, have trouble staying on task, and a difficult time multi-tasking. If you think you might be suffering from adult ADHD, Lavin urges you to check with your doctor or psychiatrist.
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