More and more adults are now being diagnosed with ADHD. Part of the reason is that ADHD is now recognized more and more by physicians and the public awareness of the disorder. I often see children in my practice with ADHD and notice that the parents have very similar symptoms of impulsivity and distractibility. Sometimes the parents even admit that they were similar to their child when they were younger. About half of the children with ADHD outgrow many of their symptoms when they reach adulthood. Many move into careers and jobs that fit their high energy and high activity personalities. One of the things adults and children can do to cope with jobs and schoolwork is to break the projects into smaller manageable pieces. There are excellent books and programs available to help patients focus and stay on task such as Total Focus and Driven to Distraction.
About The Author
Desmond Lew, MD
Dr Desmond Lew is a Board Certified Pediatrician in California. He received his Medical Degree in 1989 at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. His Pediatric specialty training was based at University of California, Irvine Medical Center, where he rotated through UCIMC, Children's Hospital of Orange County and Miller's Children's Hospital in Long Beach.