Posted by: Ruvan Strauss | 2017/11/01


Will my ADHD ever go away?

With medical help or all by itself? I was tested for ADHD at the time of my 6th birthday, they said my ADHD is off the charts.. i'm 16 now and have been thinking about that for quite a while now. I hate being told to calm down or to take a deep breath, because anybody with such a disorder know that you really don't know when and you cant really help when you're too hyper and or are talking too much. I use Concerta to help me focus and just kinda stay calmer throughout the day. Thank You, Ruvan.

Expert's Reply


ADHD Expert
- 2017/11/06

Roughly 65% of children diagnosed with ADHD still fulfill the criteria for ADHD in adulthood. Symptoms often appear to decrease over time – in number and in severity. However, adults are often more adept at managing these symptoms. Some adults compensate for ADHD-related impairment by choosing lifestyles and careers that suit them. Although they may appear to function well, high amounts of energy and time are used to accomplish tasks. Ongoing management is therefore crucial - medication where indicated, but also therapy (e.g. social and organization skills training) and lifestyle interventions (e.g. exercise, good sleeping routine and a healthy diet).

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