Most children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) find their attention and behaviour improves with age and the symptoms of ADHD resolve by the time they reach their teenage or adult years. A minority of people continue to have ADHD symptoms into adulthood.
Adult ADHD can affect people’s employment, ability to study and capacity to manage their lives. Because the diagnosis in adulthood can be very complicated, it usually involves seeing a highly specialised health professional or psychiatrist.
Where to get help
Last reviewed: November 2016