Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is commonly associated with children who are inattentive, distractible, impulsive, and fidgety. However, ADHD persists for many children into adulthood and older age.
Unfortunately few clinicians are aware of this lifelong disorder and easily discount memory and attention decline to getting older. ADHD in older adults occurs in approximately 3% of the population. Because they were likely not diagnosed earlier in life, troublesome symptoms may likely be attributed to old age rather than the underlying, lifelong, undiagnosed condition of ADHD.
How and when to seek medical advice is discussed.
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