Older Adults Have ADHD, Too

 ADHD Weekly September 6, 2018

Ask the Expert Highlight:
A Pattern of Struggles: ADHD and the Older Adult
Featuring Martin Wetzel, MD
Retired adults are one of the fastest growing segments of people newly diagnosed with ADHD? If you are among them, you might find yourself coping with more than just the symptoms of the disorder.
Martin Wetzel, MD, author of The Adult ADHD Handbook for Patients, Family & Friends, knows how hard it can be for older adults to get an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan due to:
  • misconceptions about the disorder and senior adults
  • assumptions that symptoms are “just part of getting older”
  • lack of information available to healthcare professionals about ADHD in senior adults
Dr. Wetzel discusses how older adults can seek an accurate evaluation and some of the treatments available to them. Whether you’re a senior adult with ADHD, or you care for one, this is an Ask the Expert you’ll want to be sure to watch!
Martin Wetzel, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. He has published several studies on ADHD in senior adults. His book, The Adult ADHD Handbook for Patients, Family & Friends, is a popular reference for adults and treatment professionals alike.