(NIMH), ADHD, Adult ADHD anger issues, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavioural therapy, bipolar disorder, depression, distractibility, Dr Summaiya Syed-Tariq, Dr Syed Ali Wasif, family support, habitual procrastination, Karolinska Institutet, low self esteem, National Institute of Mental Health, Sweden
Think ADHD and you think ‘kids’! But have you ever wondered what happens to children who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder when they grow up? Do they simply grow out of it?
Only approximately three to five percent of children exhibiting the symptoms of ADHD are diagnosed; the rest end up being labelled as ‘problem children’, expected to fend for themselves, and they carry the stigma for the rest of their lives.
Recent studies at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have shown that 30 to 70% of children with symptoms of ADHD (distractibility, restlessness, impulsivity) continue to exhibit them in their adult lives and may be diagnosed with ADHD ‘retrospectively’. Continue reading