Can people with ADHD or autism ever overcome their social problems?

Yes. There is a big distinction between the social problems of an adhd person & someone with autism. Adhd pts usually gain social skills later, but completely, compared to normals if treated with stimulant medication. Autism patients rarely attain "normal" social abilities. Both groups benefit from social skills training & counseling. Self confidence is most important in this area.
With help, some can. Both conditions need to be treated, although the treatments differ between the two. For people with adhd and some people with autism spectrum disorders, social skills training and other therapies can help them.
Work in progress. People with ADHD are different than those with autism. With control ofo impulsivity and improvement in ability to attend and focus, children with ADHD can be helped significantly. People with autism can be helped with cognitive behavioral therapy and access to social pragmatics groups and programs.

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Can people with ADHD overcome their social problems?

Yes. I have answered this many times. The major cause of adhd, add and other similar conditions is high calorie malnutrition, particularly all the sugar "junk". It can be compared with choking a car engine where gas is incompletely burned. Brain function depends on oxidative metabolism. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life" that you can google. Read more...
Yes. Adhd is an inherited neurobiological disorder. The major neurologic impairment is difficulty learning & applying learned data. Social skill deficiency is a result of poor observational unstructured learning. Fixing requires learning social skills once again. This is done with medication & counseling, not with silly dietary restrictions. Read more...
Adhd. As mentioned in previous response, supportive counseling and social skills training. Read more...

Are people with ADHD or autism allowed to be a surgeon?

Possibly. If treated, adhd would not prevent someone from getting through medical school and residency, and become a surgeon. Someone with severe autism would be unlikely to be able to relate and communicate well enough with others to become a physician. Less severe autistic spectrum disorders such as asperger's might still allow someone to become a physician and to practice. Read more...

What social problems do people with ADHD have?

Learned behavior. Social skill acquisition is the result of undirected observational learning starting at birth. Since add people face difficulty learning in an unstructured setting, obtaining social skills is major problem. Most often it's intrusive speech, being a"know-it-all, " impatience, impulsivity, aggressiveness, poor syntactical sense, inattention to conversation leading to poor communication skills. Read more...
Varies a lot. Not all people with adhd have social problems, though many do. Peers often reject children with combined-typed adhd because they are impulsive and lose focus. With adolescents and adults, the ready boredom, impulsive behaviors, and high distractibility can be a problem; but, many have good friends and are popular because of their spontaneity, risk-taking, and high energy. Read more...
Varies. Difficulty focusing, attending to clues, impulsiveness, not listening likely contribute to common finds of mild social skills deficits contributing to social problems for adhd adults and children. See http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/adhdsocialskills.Asp for an overview of social skill deficits in adhd. These are not of the severity seen in autism spectrum disorders. Read more...