Do Adults Get ADD/ADHD?
Years ago, it was believed that kids with hyperactivity and focus problems “grew out of it”. What’s more likely is that as they grew, they made life choices such that their ADHD posed less of a daily challenge. Perhaps they chose a profession in which protracted concentration, staying in their seat or being detail oriented and organization weren’t critical, so they no longer struggled the way they once did. Now we know that ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) often persist into adulthood.