Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized by symptoms of difficulty focusing or paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity.
ADHD in Adults
The National Institute of Mental Health reports that ADHD affects about 4.1 % of American adults age 18 and older. The cause of ADHD is unknown but is most likely related to a combination of genetics and environmental factors. ADHD generally begins in childhood. Symptoms often lessen with age but can continue into adulthood. Adults with ADHD often have trouble completing tasks, focusing, following direction, remembering information, and being on time.
Many adults suffering from ADHD go undiagnosed. Diagnosis of ADHD can be difficult because many symptoms are similar to symptoms of other conditions, and often, ADHD is seen in combination with other conditions.
Treatments for ADHD commonly include medication, counseling, and psychotherapy. To find out about any ongoing research study programs for ADHD at MRN, please contact us using the form on this page, or call or text us at (212) 595-5012.