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Penny Williams

ADHD doesn’t go away. It’s a physiological difference in the brain. If he had ADHD as a child, he has it now, and always will.

Is he open to treatment as an adult? It could make a big difference.

It sounds like he has a poor self-image and a lot of anxiety and shame around perceived short-comings. People often lash out when trying to hide their vulnerabilities because it takes the focus off of them.

This article may have many ah-ha’s for you:

How ADHD Ignites Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism