Can You Outgrow ADHD?

Can a child outgrow ADHD symptoms? This is a common question parents of diagnosed children ask and one diagnosed young adults and adults may wonder as they grow up and mature.

Can a child or young adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD or ADHD) grow out of their symptoms? Do some of the academic, behavioral, and social challenges our children face get easier with age? Can ADHD symptoms in kids improve with time?

In this ADHD video, Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., M.B.A., the author of More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults With ADHD and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians, explains how it can seem as if a child is growing out of ADHD — and what can help them really leave some of their biggest ADHD challenges behind.