ADHD and Adults

Does your ADHD go where you go?

ADHD is often a chronic condition and may look different in different people. But what often doesn’t change from one person to the next is the fact that, if you have ADHD, it may stay with you. That’s because symptoms can appear in multiple areas of your life, including home, school, work and even social situations.

While there is no cure for ADHD, there are treatments that may help. These often include education, counseling and/or medication.

Over the years you may have developed coping strategies to minimize the impact of your ADHD symptoms. But if you are still struggling with the symptoms-inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity-consider exploring your options.

Not sure if you really need medication?

When it comes to a treatment plan for ADHD, the best answer is the one which is individualized for you - the first step is to talk to your doctor about how to treat your ADHD as an adult.

For many adults still struggling with ADHD, taking medication can be a difficult decision, even if their doctor has recommended it. Some people believe they should be able to manage without medication, while others believe they should only take medication rarely.

Whatever you and your doctor decide, you should set appropriate goals and a plan to monitor progress. If medication is chosen, it should be part of a total treatment plan that may include counseling or other therapies.

Only a trained health care provider can accurately diagnose ADHD. Be sure to review the full list of ADHD symptoms and talk to your doctor.

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How do I talk with my doctor about ADHD symptoms? Start with the ADHD Progress Tracker.

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