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ADHD In Adults

By Lauren McDonald

Mention attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and most people picture children running wild. But the condition can affect adults too.

A diagnosis of ADHD requires that symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity be present before the age of seven (see Understanding Kids With ADHD for more information about diagnosing ADHD). So while ADHD is usually first diagnosed during childhood or adolescence, some people do 'slip through the cracks' and reach adulthood without being assessed or treated for the condition.

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