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Coping With ADHD In Adulthood12:35

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(ADHD Center/Flickr)
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When you think about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, an image of a young boy bouncing off walls and struggling to pay attention probably springs to mind.

But in fact, more adults are now being diagnosed with ADHD -- about 4 percent of the population -- which often causes distractibility, impulsivity, forgetfulness and disorganization.


Dr Craig Surman, neuropsychiatrist and scientific co-ordinator of the Adult ADHD research program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also co-author of new book, "Fast Minds: How to Thrive if You Have ADHD or Think You Might."

Karen Weintraub, WBUR Commonhealth blog contributor and co-author of the book.


CommonHealth: 10 Facts You May Not Know About ADHD

ADHD Fast Minds

This segment aired on February 19, 2013.

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