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Can adults have ADHD?

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ADHD doesn't only affect children. Adults can have this condition, too.

ADHD can make it hard for adults to pay attention, control their emotions, and finish tasks.

From: Adult ADHD and Exercise WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Can adults have ADHD?"

North Carolina State University: "Exercise and ADHD."

CDC: "Physical Activity for Everyone: The Benefits of Physical Activity."

Archer, T. , February 2012. Neurotoxicity Research

Barkley, R.A. , Guilford Press, 2010. Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

Kim, H. , October 2011. Neuroscience Letters

Pagoto, S. , September 2010. Eating and Weight Disorders

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "ADHD FAQs."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 17, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Mental Health: "Can adults have ADHD?"

North Carolina State University: "Exercise and ADHD."

CDC: "Physical Activity for Everyone: The Benefits of Physical Activity."

Archer, T. , February 2012. Neurotoxicity Research

Barkley, R.A. , Guilford Press, 2010. Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

Kim, H. , October 2011. Neuroscience Letters

Pagoto, S. , September 2010. Eating and Weight Disorders

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: "ADHD FAQs."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 17, 2017

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