The symptoms of adult ADHD are similar, but not identical, to those seen in children. Adult ADD can interfere with work, home and relationships with others. Most adults may not even realize they have adult ADHD or ADD until they are affected either by their own child’s ADD/ADHD, or are indirectly educated on the topic.
People often refer to the adult form of the disorder as ADD, because symptoms of hyperactivity tend to go away with age, often taking the form of fidgetiness or difficulty engaging in quiet activities. The term ADHD is still used for both children and adults, and this term is becoming more widely accepted by the medical community.
At one time it was thought that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was a childhood disorder only, and that it would be outgrown in adolescence. It was then realized that while the hyperactivity component may diminish, the attention and impulsive aspects could persist into adulthood.
Symptoms commonly associated with Adult ADD include:
- Inability to focus
- Difficulty finishing projects
Attention deficit disorder adult is treated much like it would be in a child. Adult attention deficit disorder treatments range from drugs (this site does not advocate drugs in most cases to treat ADD/ADHD), diet, biofeedback, and natural treatments.