Unfortunately ADHD is not just a phase but a reality that cannot be outgrown but one that needs to be dealt with. This requires not only understanding of the disorder but also application skills to better cope and when necessary, medication. ADHD can be used as a strength as well as one learns to cope with its ill effects and utilize other aspects for one’s benefit.
The article, “Is It Possible to Outgrow A.D.H.D.?” by Cheryl Maguire reviews how one can learn to better deal with ADHD. She writes,
“Some adults have essentially become asymptomatic because they have been able to use coping strategies,” said Robyn Mehlenbeck, director of the George Mason University Center for Psychological Services and president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.”
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So outgrowing it is not truly a reality. Limiting ADHD and its affects on one is a complete possibility. Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Training Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.