Understanding ADHD (or ADD) in adults. Myth: Someone can’t have ADHD and also have depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric problems. Fact: A person with ADHD is six times more likely to have another psychiatric or learning disorder than most other people. ADHD usually overlaps with other disorders. Adult ADHD. Adults with ADHD have typically had the disorder since childhood, but it may not be diagnosed until later in life. An evaluation usually occurs at the prompting of a peer, family member, or co-worker who observes problems at work or in relationships. Adults can have any of the three subtypes of ADHD.Author: Tricia Kinman.
Jul 11, 2019 · More in ADHD. Many people incorrectly assume that attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (often referred to as ADD or ADHD) is a childhood condition only. Symptoms of ADHD often continue into adulthood, however, and left untreated these symptoms can negatively impact daily activities and wreak havoc on relationships and work situations. Aug 07, 2019 · Most adults who face challenges with their ADHD find it most daunting in the workplace. This is not to say it’s not an issue in other areas of their lives, but when you’re struggling to keep up at work, working long hours and suffering anxiety because you know you’re not delivering up to your potential, you rarely have the time or energy left over to worry about other areas of your life.
A child with AD/HD [ A.D.D. OR ADHD ] is usually described as having a short attention span and as being distractible. In actuality, distractibility and inattentiveness are not synonymous. Distractibility refers to the short attention span and the ease with which some children can be pulled off-task. For adults, symptoms have been present chronically since childhood. The degree of impairment caused by symptoms has to consider a person’s intellect, job/home demands and the ability to compensate and overcome some symptoms.