What I mean is Do older Adults can still have ADHD or do they outgrow it at a certian age?
Studies show adults are about 1/2 as likely to suffer from ADHD as children, but it does not go away usually. It is a myth that people "grow out" of adult ADHD. I was diagnosed at ~ 21 years old, aud it's manageable with Dexedrine - in my case. (Strattera, Ritalin, Adderall, or any number of things)
I talked with my doctor about this, (it runs in my family) and if you have add you will always have it but you can get good at manageing it with out the use of drugs... but if you need them to be functional... then you do. As you get older it will come out in different ways... I.E. even more forgetfulness... ect.
hope this helped but i dont know... the last answer was considerably better
Hi, i am 30 and i have it, also my sister has it, she is 32. I was diagnosed when i was 28. I also have bipolar though and apparently this means that i am more susceptible to having ADD. I don't take meds specifically for ADD but my bipolar meds help to stabilise it. I take seroquel and this seems to help. I do suffer from quite bad memory loss though.
yes it has been proven people can suffer from childhood right into adulthood im 34 and i take medication for it everyday,i dont think i could function right or finish anything if it was not for meds .but plus a coach helps to you can find them usually qualified couselers are coaches for it too that can help also.but to your question i know a 51 yr old who has it and takes medication for it.not only that my dad who is 60 he is a dentist and he takes meds for it.but you need to make sure you have good blood pressure and healthy heart if you are taking stimulates..goodluck
Yes, older adults can have a.d.d. I was diagnosed as a child. I did use medication for it in my mid-teens. I stopped as an adult. Recently I started taking medication again. My a.d.d. was interfering with the way I wanted to live my life. I'm 35 years old and I'm so glad I made the decision to give meds another try. It really has improved just about every aspect of my life. I am on a low dose of Adderall. I take 5mg. once a day.
Once you have a.d.d. you will always have it. -Alem
At the age of 41 finally Dx w/Adult ADHD-Hyperactive (after hearing every Dx for the past 8 years except for ADHD). I believe it isn't something that declines w/age (whereas, for example, Borderline Personality Disorder does seem to go away as people age).
My therapist told me she has seen people in their 80's get Dx w/ADHD for the 1st time.
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