Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), whose telltale symptoms include impulsiveness, hyperactivity and inattention, has received a lot of notoriety over the past few decades and is among the most well recognized developmental problems in children. For 60% of those afflicted, however, the symptoms and the disease process continues into adulthood. Nearly 8 million people in this country suffer to some degree from the affects of adult ADHD.
Some of the symptoms of adult ADHD include:
These difficulties may lead to behavioral, emotional, social, vocational and academic problems.
What are the Common Behaviors and Problems of Adult ADHD?
Those suffering from adult ADHD may display any or all of the following problems to varying degrees:
There are no telltale signs for adult ADHD. The severity varies as does the behavior of the individual suffering from the disease.
Adults with ADHD tend to have some history of difficulty in school. Many did poorly or were forced to repeat a grade or may have even been forced to drop out. Their employment history also tends to show that ADHD sufferers change jobs frequently and may have poor performance ratings.
Assessment and a complete and comprehensive customized treatment plan are essential to maintain each patient. Family support and the building of the patient’s self esteem are also crucial factors in successful therapy.
Living with Adult ADHD
Although most people don’t outgrow ADHD, they do learn to adapt. If the difficulties associated with ADHD are managed appropriately throughout their lives, adults with ADHD can learn to develop personal strengths and become productive and successful.
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