ADHD Grown Up: A Guide to Adolescent and Adult ADHD Reviewed by Marcia McCabe
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), once thought to be an affliction only of children, is now recognized to persist in most cases into adolescence and adult life (e.g., Barkley, Fischer, Smallish, & Fletcher, 2002; Kessler et al., 2005). The disorder is estimated to affect 5 percent of adults in the U.S. population (Faraone & Biederman, 2005; Kessler et al., 2006). ADHD symptoms, unlike those of many other disorders, are chronic and affect multiple realms of functioning in adolescent and adult life.
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