Reply To: Does ADHD Get Worse With Age? Home › Welcome to the ADDitude Forums › For Adults › Symptoms, Diagnosis & Beyond › Does ADHD Get Worse With Age? › Reply To: Does ADHD Get Worse With Age? August 23, 2017 at 3:29 am #58595 gentlygenliParticipant ADHD isn’t progressive. 🙂 It’s worse as experienced when you have less external structure and more plates to spin. Retirees have less external structure but fewer plates to spin.