Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is most commonly thought of as a condition found in children. Although many children diagnosed with ADHD improve with age, the condition can continue into adulthood and in some cases is not diagnosed until then.
The symptoms of ADHD in adults differ from those in children but generally fall into the following categories:
Undiagnosed and untreated, Adult ADHD can have a detrimental effect on both physical and mental health, career and financial difficulties and relationship problems. Some self-help techniques such as exercising vigorously and regularly, sleeping well and creating an organised environment can be helpful. However, if you are unable to manage the symptoms of ADHD it may be time to seek additional help.
Our psychiatrists are able to diagnose this condition and will work with you to develop a plan for managing it. This may include medication, but also some self-help techniques and referral for therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.