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Transitioning to Adulthood

Approximately 10 million adults have ADHD. In early adulthood, ADHD may be associated with depression, mood or conduct disorders and substance abuse. Young adults with ADHD are also at a higher risk for lower educational attainment, greater job difficulties and greater social problems. Continued awareness and treatment is crucial in helping a young adult avoid these risks and fulfill his or her potential.

Understanding and Supporting Teens and Young Adults with ADHD

The teenage and young adult years are tricky for parent-child relationships. Teens and young adults still have delayed executive functions that cause challenges with academics, social skills, and daily living responsibilities. Explore strategies you can use to help with these deficits. Increase your awareness of why young adults do what they do so that you can adjust your parenting for their ADHD brain.

How to Help Young Adults Become Independent

Three areas that young adults with ADHD often struggle with are organization, time management, and financial management. When these areas are in state of dysfunction it is hard to be successful. Identify effective ways to help your young adult approach organization and manage time at school and work. Learn about financial management tools and strategies. Discuss examples for how you might help your young adult practice all of these skills and incorporate them into creating plan for life balance.