Adult attention deficit disorder AADD refers to the psychiatric condition currently known as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD also known as attention deficit disorder ADD when it occurs in adulthood. Often the most prominent characteristic in ADHD adults is difficulty with executive functioning, which is the brain activity that oversees the ability to monitor a person's own behavior by planning and organizing. Other symptoms observed in adults include inattention, impulsivity, and restlessness as well as frequently accompanying behavioral, learning, and emotional problems. Adults with hyperactive-impulsive symptoms feel restless and constantly "on the go" as they try to do multiple tasks at once.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Jun 22, Adult ADHD can lead to unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, low self-esteem, and other problems. Though it's called adult ADHD , symptoms start in early childhood and continue into adulthood. In some cases, ADHD is not recognized or diagnosed until the person is an adult.
About the Author s. The Author s. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Background: Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD is a chronic, costly and debilitating disorder. Aim: This study aimed to establish the current situation with regard to the psychiatric management of and funding for treatment of adult ADHD in the private sector in SA.
Metrics details. Emotional dysregulation ED is now considered as an important symptom of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD. ADHD, BPD and comorbid patients were compared with each other and with samples of controls extracted from already published data.