Adult ADHD FAQs
Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
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Q:Who is at greater risk for developing ADHD?
A:Male gender and a family history of the condition are both risk factors for developing ADHD.
Q:What behaviors and problems are common in adults with ADHD?
A:A history of poor educational performance, difficulty concentrating, and relationship problems are common in adults with ADHD.
Q:10% of adults suffer from ADHD. True or False?
A:False. Overall, ADHD is believed to affect 2 to 6% of all adults.
Q:What are symptoms of hyperactivity in adults with ADHD?
A:Fidgeting, jumpiness, nervousness, or excessive movement are all symptoms of hyperactivity in adults with ADHD.
Q:How many types of ADHD are there?
A:Doctors classify ADHD into three types.
Q:What kinds of difficulties are seen in adults with ADHD?
A:Procrastination, low frustration tolerance, and chronic boredom are commonly seen in adults with ADHD.
Q:Usually, how are adults diagnosed with ADHD?
A:The diagnosis of adult ADHD is usually established via a questionnaire or self-test.
Q:How is ADHD in adults treated?
A:As with children and teens, stimulant drugs are the primary medical treatment for ADHD in adults.
Q:What is "diversion" as it relates to ADHD treatment?
A:Diversion is a practice of transferring medication to another individual for whom it was not prescribed.
Q:Those who are unable to curb their immediate reactions or think before they act are referred to as what?
A:Those who are unable to curb their immediate reactions or think before they act are referred to as impulsive.
Q:What is hyperfocus?
A:Hyperfocus is the practice of focusing intensely on one thing or event to the extent that focus on required or necessary tasks is lost.
Q:It is possible that an adult with ADHD will show no symptoms. True or False?
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