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What Your Doctor Needs to Know About Diagnosing ADHD in Adults

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Medically reviewed by ADDitude’s ADHD Medical Review PanelNot long ago, most doctors believed that children outgrew symptoms of attention hyperactivity deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) with time.

It was considered a pediatric condition. ADHD was traditionally linked to hyperactivity, which fades in early adolescence. We now know that ADHD is a lifelong condition that manifests differently for different patients.

Some never display outwardly hyperactive behavior. Because our understanding of diagnosing ADHD in adults has improved so much in the last few decades, many adults are recognizing their symptoms for the first time, and seeking an evaluation late in life.Most adults seeking an evaluation have spent a lifetime learning to compensate for

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