ADHD in older adults: symptoms don’t retire!
Many people look forward to retirement and the possibilities that this time in their lives may bring. For some, however, challenges faced in childhood may have snowballed over their lifespan, and persist into later life. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was previously considered to be a discrete childhood disorder associated with significant impairments affecting approximately 5% of children. It is now widely accepted that symptoms of ADHD persist into adulthood, with a prevalence rate of 2.5% and accompanied by a continuation of impairments.
ADHD in practice 2016; 8(4): 64–67
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