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Undiagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Undiagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:

Although ADHD is over-diagnosed in children and adolescents, it is under-diagnosed in adults. People who are not diagnosed in childhood often remain undiagnosed through adulthood.

Medical news about undiagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:

The following medical news items are relevant to nondiagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:

Undiagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder discussion:

Until recent years, adults were not thought to have ADHD, so many adults with ongoing symptoms have never been diagnosed. People like Henry go for decades knowing that something is wrong, but not knowing what it is. Psychotherapy and medication for anxiety, depression, or manic-depression fail to help much, simply because the ADHD itself is not being addressed. Yet half the children with ADHD continue to have symptoms through adulthood. The recent awareness of adult ADHD means that many people can finally be correctly diagnosed and treated. (Source: excerpt from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: NIMH)

Undiagnosed Complications of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

As part of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder diagnosis, consider whether any of these Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder complications may have been overlooked:

Undiagnosed Diseases

Read our premium medical health articles on topics related to undiagnosed conditions in general, not necessarily specific to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:

About undiagnosed conditions:

One possible misdiagnosis is the failure to correctly diagnose Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder leading to a person remaining with undiagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Any condition can potentially be missed and stay undiagnosed. For a general overview of diseases that are often undiagnosed, see Failure to Diagnose or Under-Diagnosed Diseases.

 

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