On May 1, 2018 I presented the first webinar for ADDitude Magazine on ADHD in adults over the age 50. The presentation with audio and slides is available to be hear for free. This is a rare discussion of prevalence, diagnosis, impairments, and treatment of older adults. Complaints of cognitive symptoms are common in older adults, however, ADHD is rarely considered in the diagnostic considerations. Rarely are adults with ADHD diagnosed in childhood because in the 1960s-70s, only hyperactive, disruptive boys were diagnosed. Therefore, clinicians, not trained to identify ADHD, often miss the diagnosis especially in older adults.
Listen to the webinar and learn how ADHD persists for a lifetime in many adults.