11 Jul 2016

What is Adult ADHD ?

Adult ADHD is frequently undiagnosed and not sufficiently treated. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a developmental condition that starts in early childhood. ADHD affects the way the brain processes and retains information. In addition, it also affects brain areas which are important in delaying gratification and thinking before acting which results in impulsivity. Previously it was thought that you outgrow ADHD, but research has shown that ADHD frequently persists into adulthood. Here is a useful video explaining the symptoms of Adult ADHD. It is a highly inherited condition with the heritability from a 1st Generation relative thought to be around 75%. It […]