Via Scoop.it – Healthcare Continuing Education
We all have garden-variety memory lapses. Where are my eyeglasses? Did I turn off the stove? But the adult with ADHD is a special case. Over and over, he leaves his wallet at the store, she forgets her son’s basketball game, he can’t finish projects at work, her finances are in the red, or he forgets to unhook the gas pump from the car only to drive off (the last example has to be the most original).
Some 4 to 5 percent of children have ADHD, and 60 percent of these children carry symptoms well into adulthood. For the adult with ADHD, the disorder can interfere with relationships at home and at work. And to make matters worse, other problems and conditions—such as alcoholism or social anxiety—can hide symptoms, making treatment difficult…