This is a common disorder affecting nearly 4.4% of adults. While the adult may find a niche that allows some of their symptoms to be functional, the fact is that the majority of adults with this disorder tend to be impaired in other parts of their life. Awareness of the symptoms often happen when their own children have this genetically borne disorder diagnosed.
To understand the criteria of this disorder, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, has to be used and there are a number of other rating scales that can be complementary.
Ultimately, it is a physician that has to confirm the diagnosis.
Given the nature of the disorder, it is not surprising that many people with ADHD often have other disorders like depression or substance abuse issues. Diagnosis and education (learning about you) are the corner stones of the treatment. Medication may also be a useful tool.
For an idea as to wether you may have ADHD take our short online quiz – Do I Have ADHD?
For More Information See:
23 Signs You Do Not Have ADHD Our most viewed blog about ADHD
5 Superpowers of ADHD – Rick Green blogs about our superpowers
Common ADHD Symptoms in Women – Keath Low’s blog
How Do I Find Out if I Have ADHD? – a blog by Rick Green
What Is It Like To Have Adult ADHD?