While the experts participating in 'ADHD Experts on Call' cannot provide specific medical advice or recommend a particular course of action, they can provide helpful information about:
-- How to recognize ADHD symptoms in children and adults;
-- The potential for ADHD to run in families and why adults sometimes recognize their personal symptoms of ADHD only after their child is diagnosed;
-- The impact of ADHD at work, at school, at home and in relationships with family and friends;
-- Tips for how to achieve daily successes in school, at work and during your busy day;
-- Ideas to help adults with ADHD to better focus at work or at home, remember meetings or appointments and be able to manage and finish projects;
-- How parents can approach teachers about their child's ADHD-related educational needs;
-- Common myths and misconceptions about ADHD.
"'ADHD Experts on Call' is a terrific resource for people to learn
about ADHD and how the disorder impacts people of all ages," said David
Goodman, M.D., director of the Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center of
Maryland and assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "Many people think ADHD is
something you outgrow, however, up to 65 percent of children with ADHD may
still exhibit the core symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and
impulsivity into adulthood, although they may present differently in these
two age groups. For example, while children with ADHD may seem easily
distracted or have difficulty sitting still, adults may have ADHD symptoms
that appear as having difficulty finishing tasks or seeming impatient.
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