Adult ADHD, also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects adults. It is characterized by symptoms such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention.
Adults with ADHD may experience difficulties in several areas of their lives, including work, relationships, and self-esteem. They may have trouble staying organized, managing time, and completing tasks. They may also struggle with social skills and have difficulty maintaining friendships and romantic relationships.
While the exact cause of adult ADHD is not known, it is believed to be the result of a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors. Diagnosis typically involves a comprehensive evaluation by a healthcare professional, which may include interviews, rating scales, and psychological testing.
Treatment for adult ADHD typically involves a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes. Stimulant medications such as methylphenidate and amphetamine are commonly used to manage symptoms of hyperactivity and inattention. Behavioral therapy can also be helpful in teaching coping strategies and improving social skills.