Every adult who has ADHD had it as a child. Some may have been diagnosed and known it. But some may have not been diagnosed when they were young and only find out later in life.
While many kids with ADHD outgrow it, about 60% still have it as adults and it can interfere with daily functioning.
Adult ADHD can lead to unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, low self-esteem, and other problems.
In adults, the main features of ADHD may include difficulty paying attention and concentrating, or hyperfocusing, impulsivity, disorganization and forgetfulness, and restlessness. Symptoms can range from mild to severe.
Our specialist consultant psychiatrist Dr Sam Nayrouz offers
Dr Nayrouz is a consultant psychiatrist with over 24 years of experience in general adult psychiatry and particular expertise in the areas of bipolar and depressive disorders as well as Adult ADHD.
Dr Nayrouz has been a Consultant Psychiatrist at West London NHS Trust since 2005 and Director of Clinical Studies since 2014. He has been an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial Medical School since 2005 (awarded the Imperial School Teaching Excellence Award in 2011 and 2018), as well as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at AUC Medical School in the US, granted in 2012. Dr Nayrouz held various previous roles at West London Trust where he was deputy then Senior Clinical Lead for 3 years, Physical Healthcare Lead for 4 years and the Affective Disorders Lead for over 3 years.