How Does ADHD Affect an Adult?

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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (commonly called “ADHD”) is a condition that is usually seen in children. Those who are affected by it have difficulty focusing and feel the need to constantly engage in multiple activities.

A child with ADHD typically has considerable difficulty paying attention and sitting still. This can cause a number of problems in a traditional school setting. Learning may take longer for the child because of his or her lack of ability to concentrate for long periods of time.

Peers and teachers may not always know how to deal with the child’s behavior, so this can create social difficulties, as well. A child with ADHD may act out or be perceived as acting out when he or she is really unable to control the inattentive behaviors.

Most people assume that when someone has ADHD, he or she will eventually outgrow it. However, this is not always the case. For some people, ADHD continues to be a problem well into adulthood.

A new study on ADHD from Mayo Clinic shows that not only can the disorder last into adulthood, but it can also occur with other mental heath illnesses. People who had childhood ADHD were more likely to have generalized anxiety, major depression, or other serious conditions when they reached adulthood.

To learn more about the study, follow the link provided here:

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-03-04/health/37436163_1_adhd-treatment-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-william-barbaresi

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