"Suddenly, a Lifetime of Struggles Made Sense"
Lazy. Slow. Disorganized. Selfish. Too many adults spend their lives feeling defective, when really undiagnosed ADHD is to blame. Overlapping symptoms, persistent myths, and stigmas all make diagnosis difficult — here is what you need to know about ADD in adults.
Adult ADD Is Real
ADHD was once considered a pediatric disorder, but it’s now clear that many children never outgrow their symptoms. In fact, more than 70 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD have symptoms throughout adolescence. And up to 50 percent will have it as adults. Hyperactive and/or impulsive symptoms often improve in adolescence, while inattention persists or gets worse as you age.