Question: Why does ADHD happen in adults?

The exact cause of ADHD is unknown but many medical studies have shown a strong genetic component and pinpoint developmental impairment of the brains executive function as a key component. 1 As such, the condition tends to run in families.

What causes ADHD later in life?

Agnew-Blais and other researchers are interested in three possible reasons for a late diagnosis of ADHD: Symptoms were masked in childhood due to protective influences (parental organization or guidance, or good grades) Misdiagnosis with another disorder, such as anxiety or depression.

Can ADHD symptoms get worse with age?

Does ADHD get worse with age? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) typically does not get worse with age if a person is aware of their symptoms and knows how to manage them.

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