Is ADHD a Mental Illness?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is classified as a mental disorder that can appear in both children and adults.

Many adults who have ADHD don't seek treatment, because they mistake it for another mental illness or don't believe ADHD is real.

See the 7 surprising symptoms of ADHD in adults, and find out why so many Americans seem to have ADHD.

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.

Do I have adult ADHD?

Take this 3-minute online test to find out if you have the symptoms of adult ADHD.

The Monarch Directory by SimplePractice makes it easy to find mental health professionals who specialize in ADHD.


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