Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a common psychological disorder that is characterized by problems with attention, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity. It can occur in adults. Adults who experience serious or chronic problems due to 6 or more of these symptoms and do not have symptoms of hyperactivity or impulsivity may have AD/HD without hyperactivity. Understanding ADHD (or ADD) in adults. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—previously known as ADD—is not just a problem in children. If you were diagnosed with childhood ADHD or ADD, chances are, you’ve carried at least some of the symptoms into adulthood.
What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Many people have heard of ADHD. It may make you think of kids who have trouble paying attention or who are hyperactive or impulsive. Adults.