While we think of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder as an illness that affects children, it can last into adulthood—and some people aren’t diagnosed until much later in life.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is often diagnosed in childhood, but it can continue to affect people into adulthood. ADHD makes it hard for people to pay attention, concentrate, sit still, or wait for their turn, so it can be hard for people to do their best in school, at home, or in other settings.
Learn more about ADHD or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. This disorder affects the way you pay attention, focus, concentrate and act. It’s usually diagnosed in children, but it can continue to affect adults, too.
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