Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is classified as a mental illness and can appear in both children and adults. It's one of the most common mental health diagnoses made in children and is thought to affect millions of American adults.
Many adults who have ADHD don't seek treatment, because they mistake it for another mental illness, or don't believe that ADHD is real.
While ADHD usually affects a person's executive functioning skills (i.e., motivation, focus, memory, organization, impulse control, etc.), the disorder can be managed effectively with the proper treatment. Most people with ADHD benefit from a combination of medication, therapy, and by developing valuable life skills and healthy coping mechanisms.
Take this 3-minute, online quiz and find out if you could have adult ADHD.