“ADHD Over 50: Old Age, ADHD, or Something Else?” [podcast episode #218]

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ADHD is a lifelong dysfunction, however it isn't known or diagnosed by way of clinicians in older adults as ceaselessly as it should be. ADHD is also extremely genetic, running thru generations of a circle of relatives. Baby Boomers grew up at a time when ADHD was hardly ever regarded as a plausible analysis. As a result, older adults with signs of forgetfulness and distractibility today might fail to understand that those lifelong symptoms are in point of fact ADHD.

Why is it necessary to diagnose and treat ADHD in older adults who've lived with it their entire lives? Because an effective treatment plan can alleviate debilitating signs like working reminiscence and executive function deficits, not to point out its impact on secondary prerequisites like despair and anxiety. Clinicians these days better perceive the idiosyncrasies and demanding situations of diagnosing ADD in seniors, they usually know that it’s never too late to make real, lasting enhancements in a person’s health and high quality of lifestyles.

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David W. Goodman, M.D., FAPA, is a member of the ADDitude Medical Review Panel

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