About 4 percent of adults have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says Harvard University Medical School. Adults with ADHD tend to have more difficulty with attention and memory, rather than with hyperactivity, as with children.
To help manage ADHD in adults, the school suggests:
- Consider medications such as stimulants, non stimulants and antidepressants.
- Learn more about ADHD and encourage your family and spouse to learn, too.
- Establish realistic expectations and achievable goals.
- Avail yourself of cognitive behavioral therapy or coaching.