60% of Children with ADHD will Continue to Have Significant Problems as Adults
In the past there has been controversy over whether children with ADHD continue to experience symptoms into adulthood. The results of a 16 year follow-up study have just been published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and has confirmed that about 60% of children with moderate to severe ADHD still have significant problems in adulthood.
The symptoms of ADHD in adults are sometimes less obvious than in childhood making diagnosis more difficult. As a result less than 25% of adults with ADHD have a diagnosis. At The Perth Brain Centre some of the most common problems that we see adults with ADHD present with are: