Could you or someone you love be living with undiagnosed ADHD at age 55 or beyond?
While it’s widely viewed as a childhood condition, in fact, ADHD continues to affect people across the lifespan.
What’s more, back when those of us over the half-century mark were young, the diagnosis either didn’t yet exist (it wasn’t formally identified and defined until 1968), or was relatively unknown, even among health care professionals.
So what are some of the clues that an older individual might have ADHD?
A big thank-you to the interviewees who so kindly shared their stories and expertise:
- Dr. Sarah Cook, a Toronto family physician with a special interest in ADHD.
- Russ Le Blanc, of Russ Le Blanc Enterprises in Oshawa, Ont. Russ is also an award-winning public speaker, and ADHD awareness advocate.
- Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, the founder and clinical director of The Chesapeake Center for ADHD, Learning and Behavioural Health in Bethesda, Md., who is a leading authority on ADHD, and author of several books, including the upcoming Still Distracted After All These Years.
Thank-you too, to the Centre for Awareness and ADHD Advocacy (CADDAC), based here in Canada.