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My understanding is that very few Doctors will even try to diagnose an adult for ADHD. I’m 58 & have definitely had it all my life but wasn’t aware of it until about 18 months ago, when a Counselor I was seeing stated she thought that’s what I had. I never really knew much about ADHD but i read up on it & everything fits. I’m medicated now with Adderall; but no Doctor has ever even mentioned diagnosing me, even though though I am on my second Doctor prescribing me medication for ADHD.