ADHD can present many challenges to the adults who live with the disorder as well as to their family, friends and loved ones. But with proper diagnosis and treatment, and the support of family, friends and caring professionals, adults with ADHD can lead happy, productive lives. ADDA helps to provide that support in a variety of ways. Adults with ADHD can benefit by identifying the areas of their life that are most impaired by their ADHD and then seeking treatment to address them. They may benefit from treatment strategies similar to those used to treat ADHD in children, particularly medication and learning to structure their environment. Medications effective for childhood ADHD continue.
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ADHD Symptoms in Adults: ADD Checklist. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) is a neurological condition defined by symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactive impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning in at least two settings — for example, at work and at strippe.xyzy two-thirds of people who experienced ADHD symptoms as a child will continue . The information provided by CHADD’s National Resource Center on ADHD is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number NU38DD funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Overview What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), inattentive type, in adults? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder that makes it difficult to pay attention, control impulsivity (taking action before fully thinking things through) or manage excitable behavior (the person is squirming/fidgeting or “hyperactive”). The symptoms of ADHD can create challenges for the adult in the workplace, just as they do for children in school. Some adults with ADHD have very successful careers. Others may struggle with a variety of challenges, including poor communication skills, distractibility, procrastination and difficulty managing complex projects. Seeking assistance from a career counselor, .