Yes, adults can have ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder).
Whilst previously it was believed that ADHD was a childhood condition that kids grew out of as they approached adulthood, it is now estimated that approximately 60% of children diagnosed with ADHD will continue to have symptoms as adults, Medscape explains.
For adults, ADHD can wreck havoc on work performance and personal relationships. Those with ADHD are also more likely to engage in impulsive or risky behaviours such as gambling, drug and alcohol abuse and dangerous driving. ADHD can also increase the likelihood of violence and other criminal behaviour. For these reasons, it is important for you to book an appointment with a psychiatrist specialising in adult ADHD if you suspect you have symptoms of the condition. A specialist psychiatrist will be able to properly determine whether or not you have ADHD and will prescribe appropriate medication such as Ritalin, Concerta or Strattera should it be required.