Long-considered a childhood problem, the condition increasingly is being diagnosed in adults. If untreated, it can lead to trouble with jobs and relationships.
Many patients of psychiatrist John Sharp, MD, don’t realize that their inattentive and impulsive behaviors could be caused by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder until their children are diagnosed with the condition.
“Parents look at these symptoms [and realize] they are causing problems in their own lives,” said Dr. Sharp, a psychiatry professor at Harvard Medical School who treats patients in Boston and Los Angeles.
When those parents come to see him, they often say, “I think I have ADHD.”Continue Reading... Comments Off on Challenges of Adult ADHD
The symptoms could describe any busy, distracted multi-tasker: difficulty concentrating, chronic lateness, impatience, procrastination. Or they could point to a diagnosis of adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, which some 10 million U.S. grownups have. Yet fewer than 25 percent of the adults walking around with the syndrome even know they have it, according to a report […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Warning signs for attention deficit disorder. By PsychologyToday.com We all have garden-variety memory lapses. Where are my eyeglasses? Did I turn off the stove? But the adult with ADHD is a special case. Over and over, he leaves his wallet at the store, she forgets he son’s basketball game, he can’t finish projects at work, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Understanding Adult ADD / ADHD Most people have some concept of hyperactive children but few people have a sound understanding of the full presentation of Attention Deficit / Hyperactive Disorder. In fact, fewer people have an awareness or understanding about the presentation of ADD and ADHD in adults. The intention of this article is to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.