ADHD and Adulthood
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was thought to be solely a childhood disorder, often causing significant impairment in academic and social functions. However, increasing evidence suggests that ~50% of children with ADHD may continue to suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder problems in adulthood.
Adult ADHD is often associated with various psychiatric commodities including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders, and it has been reported to cause significant impairment in many aspects of life such as work or legal problems.
The effectiveness of medication and behavioral treatment for childhood ADHD has been well established, and the treatment efficacy of psychostimulants for adult ADHD has also been supported by many studies. However, the reported rates of diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD are low. At Kids Neuro Clinic we do diagnosis, in depth evaluations and treatment for children with ADHD to help them get their maximum potential and prepare them for an adulthood life.