ADHD symptoms do not magically disappear with puberty. In fact, roughly two-thirds of all children with ADHD grow up to be adults with ADHD. But many still don’t know it. Because the medical community’s understanding of inattentive vs. hyperactive attention deficit, and the unique manifestation of symptoms in girls vs. boys, has improved so markedly in the last few decades, many adults are recognizing their ADHD symptoms for the first time in their 30s, 40s, 50s and even 60s.
If you suspect that your lifelong struggles with memory, focus, or friendships may actually trace back to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), this slideshow will guide you through the process of diagnosis, treatment, and moving on.