Once thought to be a condition exclusively existing in children, ADHD in adults is a relatively new concept. Often times, people have been suffering from ADHD symptoms for their entire lives, yet went diagnosed due to the lack of awareness of the condition. Adults may not "outgrow" ADHD or learn to cope with the symptoms, leading to difficulties later in life.
When I was interviewing Betty for my article, "The Many Faces of ADHD - ADHD at 85: Betty's Profile", I did some research on ADHD and the elderly and was shocked when I found virtually nothing on the topic; just a few short informal articles. As our population ages, so will those currently being treated for ADHD- our children, teens,…