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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

Everyone feels distracted and restless at times. For the most of us, the feelings pass and we can easily get back to work. Some people struggle with these problems for many years. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, affects the way you act and focus. ADHD is usually diagnosed in school-aged children, but it can continue to cause problems into adulthood. About two-thirds of people living with ADHD continue to experience symptoms as an adult.


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.


Treatments: What Works?

It seems like everyone has an opinion when it comes to treatments for mental health or substance use problems. To add to the confusion, it isn’t always obvious who is basing their opinions on real evidence and who is not. And while we often hear people talk about evidence-based treatments, it’s also clear that complementary and alternative medicine approaches are helpful for some.


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.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Youth

There are times when children just can't seem to concentrate. This isn't a huge problem for most kids—they can regain their focus and get back on task fairly easily. But it's a serious problem for others. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a real illness that makes it difficult for children to sit still, concentrate, and complete their work correctly and on time.

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