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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ADHD Grown Up A Guide to Adolescent and Adult ADHD Reviwed by Diana Penderson
ADHD or ADD affects approximately nine million teens and adults in the United States. It is estimated that seven million of these people do not know they have this problem. Instead, they are struggling through life, often as underachievers. Somehow, they never seem to get either their employment or relationships just right.
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