ADHD in High Functioning Adults
One common fallacy about ADHD is that high functioning adults can’t possibly have ADHD.
Many people assume that adults with ADHD are incapable of handling and making it through professional training programs and other rigorous educational systems. However, this is not always the case.
Over the years, I have treated and I have been treating a number of high functioning adults with ADHD in my practice, some of whom are doctors, attorneys, and/or high-level executives.
Individuals with ADHD are not ‘stupid’. They only tend to have difficulty maintaining attention and focus, or struggle with certain organizational tasks. Truth be told, some adults with ADHD possess significant strengths. In fact, many adults with ADHD are actually highly intelligent.
But they might still find it hard to cope with ADHD and struggle in a number of ways at some point, especially when they get themselves involved in challenging work situations.
To learn more about ADHD in adults, click here.
If you’re concerned about ADHD, feel free to take this self-assessment tool.
At Next Step 2 Mental Health’s ADHD Specialty Clinic, we provide the highest level of psychiatric care. If you or someone you know is struggling with ADHD, we are happy to help.
Call our office at 502-339-2442 to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled therapists or doctors. You may also contact us through our website at Next Step 2 Mental Health.
If you don’t seek help from us, get help somewhere. Treatment for ADHD can make a huge difference.