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Adult ADHD: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

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Like childhood ADHD, adult ADHD is manageable and treatable.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) stated, ʺTo be diagnosed with the condition, an adult must have ADHD symptoms that began in childhood and continued throughout adulthood.ʺ

Also, there are many adults, who are actively participating in work and life, and they do not realize they have ADHD. Many were never diagnosed with ADHD when they were children.

The NIHM website stated some symptoms of ADHD in adults include:

• A history of failure at school
• Issues at work
• Failed or difficult relationships
• Multiple traffic accidents
• Restlessness
• Trying to do several things at once, most of them unsuccessfully
• Prefer "quick fixes" rather than taking the steps needed to achieve greater rewards

Interestingly enough, the NIHM also said, ʺ[Adults with ADHD] may feel that it is impossible to get organized, stick to a job, or remember and keep appointments.


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