Adults can go throughout life with ADHD and not know they have ADHD. ADHD’s presence, however, can be causing havoc in their daily lives. Relationships and careers can be negatively affected by ADHD. This is why if one exhibits various symptoms, it is important they receive testing to verify if they have ADHD.
The article, “Psychological Testing and Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults” from Healthline looks at why it is important for adults with ADHD to receive the help they need. The article states,
“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects an estimated 2.5 percent of adults. It’s a mental health condition that leads to problems such as hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Untreated ADHD can disrupt many aspects of your life, such as your employment and your relationships. Getting a proper diagnosis is the first step to getting treatment. Adults with ADHD often respond well to a combination of psychotherapy and medication.”
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ADHD is not merely a child disorder but also one that can cause a multitude of problems for adults if left untreated. Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in ADHD Consulting.