Adults with ADHD
ADHD IN ADULTHOOD- IT'S NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN ANYMORE
Once thought a problem reserved for children, we now know that Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder often continues into adulthood. In adults, as in children, ADHD is a chronic neurological syndrome that can serously affect your ability to learn effectively, apply what you know, to act or react in a socially accepted manner and/or to perform everyday tasks efficiently.
Symptoms of ADHD, especially acting impulsively or failing to act, may be misinterpreted as immaturity, a lack of will power, or as a major character flaw. As an adult, you are expected to "get it together" sooner or later. If, however, you can never do quite "get it right, " you may have undiagnosed/untreated ADHD.
ADD Resources Reading for Adults
- ADHD Basics
- Diagnosis and Treatment
- Finding and Assessing Professionals
- Coping Strategies
- Skill Building
- Relationship and Social Skills
- Workplace Issues
- Women with ADHD
- Personal Stories
Web Resources: Special Topics
Organization- Also Find an Organizer
Self-help for adults with ADD/ ADHD- Tips for managing symptoms and gaining focus- From: HelpGuide.org
The 4 Secrets to Success with ADHD - From Health and Life Blog
Good Beginners site! Totallyadd.com Some pretty good Information and a lot of just plain fun. Quick videos address a number of common concerns of adults with ADD as well as giving us plenty to laugh about. Also features a new Blog, ADHD screening tools, and monthly Webcasts.
As seen on You-Tube- Dr Russell Barkley, Ph.D lecturing forThe Centre for ADHD/ADD Advocacy in Canada (CADDAC.) 11 short videos- just sound bites, but interesting introduction to Russell Barkley and his work.
See our ADHD Video Section for more choices.