n Mental Health Matters - Adult ADHD - is this a myth?

Volume 3, Issue 5
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been understood for a long time to only affect children and adolescents and have little or no impact in adulthood. Research and clinical experience, however has shown that children do not grow out of ADHD and about two thirds of children with ADHD will become adults with ADHD.

The general prevalence of ADHD in the general adult population is between 2.5% - 5%; of this, less than 20% of adults with ADHD are diagnosed and or treated. Under diagnosed and or untreated ADHD can lead to far reaching consequences in childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

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