Is It Adult ADHD? Signs, Symptoms, Strategies
ADHD is not a childhood disorder. Yet misconceptions and myths persist. This means symptoms are often overlooked or misdiagnosed later in life, even though an estimated four percent of adults meet the diagnostic criteria for attention deficit disorder. Here's what you need to know about ADD in adults.
The Causes of ADHD
ADHD is a neurologically based condition caused by a shortage of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain, and the inability of the brain to transmit these chemicals to the brain's neurons. ADHD is not caused by poor parenting or too much sugar, and it is not synonymous with laziness. Most adults with ADD, in fact, work incredibly hard to devise systems of daily living.