ADHD not just a childhood condition

Posted on October 1, 2015

Once seen as a disorder affecting mainly children and young adults, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is increasingly understood to last throughout one’s lifetime.

Global studies suggest that up to 70 or 80 per cent of people with ADHD may not “outgrow” the neuro-developmental condition.

Unlike children, whose ADHD symptoms may present as hyperactivity, adults tend to display inattentive or impulsive behaviour, said Dr Ganesh. Many of those who do not receive support and intervention earlier tend to carry some of their symptoms into adulthood, said Ms Chai.

While medication may be able to offer immediate relief from ADHD symptoms, research has shown that this alone may not help to address the many core issues that adults with ADHD face, said Ms Chai. A combination of medications and psychotherapy is necessary for the treatment of ADHD.

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