Adult-Onset ADHD Not a Continuation of Childhood Disorder?

 ADHD in the News 2016-07-21

Contrary to conventional wisdom, adult-onset attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not necessarily a continuation of the childhood disorder but instead may be a separate syndrome with unique patterns of progression, two new longitudinal studies suggest. "Above all, our findings do not support the premise that adulthood ADHD is always a continuation of childhood ADHD," write the authors of the first study.