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ADHD Diagnosis For Adults ‘Can Take Seven Years’


Some adults wait more than seven years to be diagnosed with ADHD because of huge waiting lists, a charity has said.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by a constant pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity. In children, symptoms of ADHD can often be mistaken for emotional or disciplinary problems. Adults with undiagnosed ADHD can have poor academic performance, problems at work, or multiple failed relationships.

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Resource Centre, an estimated 129 million children worldwide are suffering from ADHD. The ADHD association in Germany estimates that 4.4% of all adults carry the condition, most of them undiagnosed.

Conventional treatment of ADHD frequently involves the use of prescription drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall. However, these medications have been linked to suicidal thoughts, personality changes, and other serious side effects. Hardly surprisingly, therefore, an increasing number of patients are seeking effective natural remedies for the condition.

To learn how ADHD can be treated naturally using micronutrient-based approaches, read this article by Mirja Holtrop.

Read article on the BBC News website (UK)