‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms Persist in Adulthood’

If you ask the adult about their continued symptoms, they will often be unaware of them.

New York: Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are likely to carry the symptoms as young adults and even into their mid-20s, suggests a finding.

The study found that the way attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is diagnosed can lead to different conclusions about whether or not an adult still has the disorder that started in childhood.

“If you ask the adult about their continued symptoms, they will often be unaware of them. However, family members or others who know them well often confirm that they still observe significant symptoms in the adult,” said Margaret Sibley, Researcher, Florida International University in a study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

According to the study, symptom presentation of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder changes in adulthood than that in childhood.

“By asking a family member about the adult’s symptoms and using adult-based definitions of the disorder, we found that around half of children with moderate to severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder still show significant signs of the disorder in adulthood,” Sibley added.

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