Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Although attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is first diagnosed in young children, many people continue to suffer from this condition as adults. Adult ADHD is typically more subtle and harder to diagnose, but affects between 30 and 70 percent of people that were diagnosed as children.
Many adults that seek treatment for depression or anxiety may actually suffer from adult ADHD. Symptoms of adult ADHD are basically the same as in children, only more subtle. They can include:
- Easily distracted
- Trouble relaxing
- Trouble organizing
- Trouble concentrating
- Mood swings
To be diagnosed with adult ADHD, you must have a childhood diagnosis in addition to your current symptoms. Managing this condition is simple through the use of medication and psychotherapy. Making lifestyle adjustments to accommodate your condition can also help to make ADHD more manageable. Talk to your doctor today about how to treat this disorder.