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Symptoms and Diagnosis


15 Signs You May Have Adult ADHD

About 4% of adults have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and many others have never been diagnosed. (About half of kids with ADHD still have it in adulthood.) Here are 15 signs of adult ADHD.   View slideshow


Quiz: Do You Have Adult ADHD?

Can't concentrate? Answer these six questions (adding up your score as you go along) to find out if you might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A score of 11 or higher indicates that your symptoms might be consistent with adult ADHD.   View slideshow

Why ADHD Affects Adults Differently

Hyperactivity may not be the defining symptom
Though once considered a phase that kids just grew out of, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is now recognized as a condition that can plague people of any age. When adults have ADHD, it can affect their jobs, their marriages and family life, and even their finances. The good news? It's never too late for treatment.  Read More


Attention Sappers: 5 Reasons You Can't Concentrate

You misplace your keys, waver between work assignments and YouTube, and daydream during conversations. Some of it's normal, but how do you know if you have a more serious problem?   View slideshow

6 Questions to Ask Yourself About Adult ADHD Symptoms

Find out whether you have the telltale signs
If your restless nature and inability to concentrate are causing significant stress in your life, score yourself with this ADHD questionnaire developed by the World Health Organization. These scenarios can give you an idea as to whether your issues are the result of normal life stress or a real medical condition.  Read More

ADHD in Teens and Adolescents: Behavior Problems May Be More Than Just a Phase

Diagnosis often occurs in high school or college
People who aren't diagnosed in early childhood may begin to exhibit more obvious symptoms as they enter their teenage years. The increased demands of school, jobs, and new relationships may bring to the surface a teen's inability to stay focused—or his or her penchant for impulsive or dangerous behaviors, such as sexual activity and drug abuse.  Read More