Much more needs to be done in terms of educating people on what Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is, and who it can affect. The bottom line is that this lack of information means that many people are going undiagnosed with the condition, and are therefore living their lives in struggle. But there is no need to.

ADHD can be managed very successfully, but in order to know about these management options, a diagnosis needs to be made.

So, Adult ADHD and Child ADHD, Are They Different Things?

Yes and no. It can affect adults and children in a different way.

Many mental conditions, such as depression/ anxiety, start mainly when someone is grown, e.g. when they are an adult, and is less prevalent in children, although still possible. It is often the case however, that many adults who are diagnosed with ADHD in later life, actually had the condition as a child, but were never diagnosed and never received help.

So, adult ADHD is really just a continuation of the condition from childhood.  If not managed, it can get worse . ADHD is individual, and it changes from person to person.

Are they different? An adult who suffers from ADHD is less likely to suffer from the hyperactivity element that a child usually does. An adult is more likely to simply be restless or fidgety. As you can see, the symptoms and the general vibe of ADHD is the same regardless of age. It’s just that the way it presents itself can show slight differently as age progresses.

Is Adult ADHD Common?

Surprisingly, yes.

We say ‘surprisingly’ because sometimes it is so misunderstood. Everyone assumes that ADHD is condition for children, but it’s not the case. The problem is that an adult who is suffering from ADHD and isn’t aware of it, is likely to be living quite a difficult life. They won’t understand why they are often disorganized, they won’t understand why they find certain tasks more difficult than others, and those around them probably won’t understand it either. When the diagnosis is made, most adults often feel a sense of a weight being lifted. There is a reason for all of this, and it can be sorted out and managed.

Trifecta Health and Dr. Edward Fruitman, M.D. are specialized on Adult ADHD treatment in New York. Call for your ADHD evaluation at (800) 385-3905.

It could also be the case that because the adult doesn’t understand why they act a certain way, or find certain tasks difficult, they turn to damaging ways to cope, e.g. smoking or drinking. Again, the diagnosis can bring a sense of clarity and freedom to that person.

For this reason, it is more important than ever before to bring more education in the realm of adult ADHD.

To give you an idea of how widespread this problem is:

•   4.7% of adults in the USA are estimated to have adult ADHD

•   Out of that, only 19% are diagnosed and treated

It’s time to be more aware of adult ADHD, for sure. Trifecta Health Medical Center is #1 Recommended ADHD clinic in New York. If you think you might be suffering from the condition, or you want to learn more, don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (800) 385-3905.

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