What you should know about adult ADHD

What you should know about adult ADHD

According to the American Psychiatric Association, ADHD affects about 2.5 percent of adults in the country.

It is believed that the numbers may be higher as many girls and adults with ADHD go undiagnosed.

Some symptoms of ADHD include lack of focus, hyperfocus, disorganization, forgetfulness and time sensitivity.

Adults with ADHD can often have trouble in relationships and socializing.

A person with ADHD often comes across as insensitive, irresponsible and uncaring due to their emotional concerns.

They are often hypercritical of themselves, which can result in the creation of a negative self-image.

Mild ADHD can be treated through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or by consulting a professional organizer.

Medication may also help as prescribed by a professional healthcare provider.