Is It Adult ADHD? A Basic Primer

ADHD is usually considered a childhood disorder, so symptoms in adults are often overlooked, even though an estimated four percent of the adult population meets the criteria.

Not Just For Kids

ADHD used to be considered a pediatric disorder, but it’s now clear that many children never outgrow their symptoms. More than 70 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD continue to have it in adolescence. Up to 50 percent will have it as adults. Hyperactive and/or impulsive symptoms often improve in adolescence, while inattention persists or gets worse.
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