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
Question: I am wondering about your thoughts on meds for ADD. I’ve taken Adderall for years, and it seems to be less effective than it was initially. CoachRudy: This is a common question and complaint of many people taking AD/HD medications. In general, Adderall is an excellent medication but like most all many medications it’s […]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.