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Old June 16th, 2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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Does ADHD stay or does it disappear over time because I used to have it when I was younger (well I think). I'm just curious.

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Old June 16th, 2014, 04:16 PM   #2
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Well, from what I've read/heard/etc., childhood ADHD sometimes 'gets better' or subsides (at least for the most part) when a kid reaches their twenties or thirties. However, ADHD can also be lifelong, and adult-onset for sure. So it depends.


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Old June 16th, 2014, 04:18 PM   #3
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Well, from what I've read/heard/etc., childhood ADHD sometimes 'gets better' or subsides (at least for the most part) when a kid reaches their twenties or thirties. However, ADHD can also be lifelong, and adult-onset for sure. So it depends.
Yea because I feel like I have ADHD but no one tells me I'm not maybe it's just in my head

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Most kids do have common signs of ADHD and grow out of it when they're older.

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Yea because I feel like I have ADHD but no one tells me I'm not maybe it's just in my head
I...What? That didn't make any sense, sorry.

No one is necessarily going to "tell you" you have ADHD. I had to bitch, gripe, research, and whine like a squeaky door to get diagnosed as bipolar, because not only did no one think I was (prior to the diagnosis), but no one took my problems seriously anyways.


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In about half of cases, ADHD subsides during adulthood, while I the other half of cases, it persists at a significant level. People with ADHD still develop and become more able to focus over time, just like healthy people do, but a large percentage will still have significant problems into adulthood.

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Well, from what I've read/heard/etc., childhood ADHD sometimes 'gets better' or subsides (at least for the most part) when a kid reaches their twenties or thirties. However, ADHD can also be lifelong, and adult-onset for sure. So it depends.
ADHD can't be adult onset, by definition. One of the diagnostic criteria is that it has to appear before age 7. I it doesn't, it's not ADHD. It can certainly only get diagnosed on adulthood, but there have to have been some symptoms in childhood.

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I was gonna ask the same question. By the looks of the answers I'm hopeful it will die down.
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I was clinically diagnosed with ADD when I was in the first grade. When you are young you do not understand the importance of studying, being focused, etc. As you mature your ADD will begin to affect in very little to no ways. I am currently 15 and I have one of the highest GPA's in my grade. ADD was a setback but I learned how to make myself focus (I usually put headphones in and play really loud music) and that has made me successful academically. So yes it does slowly go away as you mature.
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I was clinically diagnosed with ADD when I was in the first grade. When you are young you do not understand the importance of studying, being focused, etc. As you mature your ADD will begin to affect in very little to no ways. I am currently 15 and I have one of the highest GPA's in my grade. ADD was a setback but I learned how to make myself focus (I usually put headphones in and play really loud music) and that has made me successful academically. So yes it does slowly go away as you mature.
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