ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity.
ADD is older term that is not used anymore.
ADHD can affect anyone. People of all levels of intelligence, social background, and work profiles can have ADHD.
The symptoms can be varied, mostly there are issues with:
– Focus and concentration
– Struggling in education or at work
– Time management
– Having lots of energy
These problems can have a serious impact on all facets of life, including education, job, home life, and relationships. ADHD is commonly thought to be an issue of childhood, the symptoms usually start in early life, and tend to be observable before the age of 6. By teenage the symptoms are apparent. However, adults can have ADHD too, and some symptoms, especially inattentive symptoms tend to be present in adulthood as well. Sometimes ADHD only comes to light during the university period or in work life. From our experience, patients as old as 60 have been diagnosed with ADHD.