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ADHD In Adults

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 ADHD In Adults

According to BBC documentary Horizon who state “We now know that ADHD symptoms frequently persist in the adult lives of people who had ADHD as a child” .There was a point that the condition was only recognised in children. Some health experts still doubt the validity of ADHD in adults.

Symptoms of ADHD in adult life are often associated with difficulties in everyday life at home, at work and with friends and family. There are increased rates of relationship problems, divorce, accidents, addictive behaviour and under-achievement. There is also an increased risk of developing other mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug addiction and behavioural problems.

Recognising the main symptoms are as follows: difficulty in regulating a number of feelings and emotions. Feeling restless most of the time, difficulties in just sitting still even when in a calm situation. Mood problems being very common indeed.

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