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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/can it be undiagnosed til adulthood? Is there help?
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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Sometimes adhd is missed in children and teens for a variety of reasons.
The symptoms can then affect you as an adult in terms of your work and home life. If you suspect problems in attention, organization, procrastinating, impulsivity, etc it would be good to seek an evaluation from a psychiatrist.

In brief: Sometimes
Sometimes adhd is missed in children and teens for a variety of reasons.
The symptoms can then affect you as an adult in terms of your work and home life. If you suspect problems in attention, organization, procrastinating, impulsivity, etc it would be good to seek an evaluation from a psychiatrist.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Glen Elliott
As an adult, probably best to get a good, broad evaluation, especially if symptoms are fairly new. Lots of conditions such as anxiety, overwork, sleep deprivation, and others, can mimic ADHD symptoms.
Dr. Robert Choate
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Although the symptoms may be present, the diagnosis may not occur until the individual has enough disability in day to day activity to be noticed.
Stimulant and non-stimulant medications are available to minimize the effects of the disorder. A physician skilled in the diagnosis & treatment of add/adhd can make a huge difference in your life.

In brief: Yes
Although the symptoms may be present, the diagnosis may not occur until the individual has enough disability in day to day activity to be noticed.
Stimulant and non-stimulant medications are available to minimize the effects of the disorder. A physician skilled in the diagnosis & treatment of add/adhd can make a huge difference in your life.
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