What are the common symptoms of ADHD in adults?

FAQs published on July 5, 2012 in ADHD
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Anthony L. Rostain, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, Adult ADHD Treatment and
Research Program
Penn Behavioral Health, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Director, Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program
Behavioral Health Center, The Children’s Hospital
of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lenard A. Adler, MD
Director, Adult ADHD Program
Professor of Psychiatry and
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York

Rostain: Dr. Adler, what are the common symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Adler: Well, we know that the symptoms of inattention are somewhat more prominent in adulthood, so the symptoms that are common include trouble with organization, planning, task initiation, task completion, and that the sense of internal restlessness is much more common than frank hyperactivity.

Rostain: Thank you.

Last modified: December 14, 2012
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