Although we might consider ADHD to be a childhood disorder, it’s far from rare for an adult to have it. In fact, WebMD claims that “about 4% to 5% of U.S. adults have it“ and that “while many kids with ADHD outgrow it, about 60% still have it as adults.”
Adults with ADHD struggle with inattentiveness, impulsivity, or hyperactivity. Without proper treatment, the adult may encounter a variety of psychological, social, and vocational problems.
Some adults with ADHD can concentrate on projects they find interesting, but others are frustrated with any task. Some adults can be socially withdrawn, and others can be very social in a destructive way (like jumping from one relationship to the next).
Adults with ADHD may also have a lot of challenges in school, including the following:
- Poor performance.
- A history of disciplinary actions.
- Took the same grade twice in, or even dropped out of, school.
Adults with ADHD are also more likely to:
- Struggle with employment (in terms of job satisfaction, stability and performance).
- Struggle with socioeconomic status.
- Have higher-than-average number of driving violations (speeding, crashes or license suspensions).
- Use illegal substances.
- Smoke cigarettes.
- Self-report other psychological problems.
There are effective ways to obtain relief. Many former ADHD sufferers now live a life free of their condition’s symptoms, while others have embraced solutions that make their condition easily manageable.
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