What is ADHD?
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that can cause several persistent problems, such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. When ADHD isn’t properly managed it can create a range of problems such as poor performance in work or school, relationship problems, and lowered self-esteem.
Symptoms of adult ADHD can often begin to develop in early childhood. Some people may not be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder until adulthood and some adults may never be diagnosed with it at all. ADHD symptoms in adults may not be as recognizable as the symptoms present in children. For instance, hyperactivity often decreases as people age but struggles with impulsiveness, restlessness, and lack of focus can often continue into adulthood.