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Dealing with ADHD as an Adult

Cover of Robert Jergen's <i>The Little Monster: Growing Up With ADHD</i>
Cover of Robert Jergen's The Little Monster: Growing Up With ADHD

These days, teachers and parents are on the lookout for attention deficit disorders in kids.

But what happens if you're an adult with ADHD? Until recently, little information was available about adults who grew up with the disorder and continue to live with it.

Distractibility and a tendency to make the same mistake repeatedly are just some of the challenges that people with ADHD face throughout their lives.

Neal Conan and his guests discuss the challenges for grown-ups with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

Guests:

Robert Jergen, author of Little Monster: Growing Up With ADHD; professor of education at the University of Wisconsin

Dr. Edward Hallowell, author of Delivered From Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder; a psychiatrist and author of the national best-seller, Driven to Distraction

Patricia Quinn, director of the National Center for Gender Issues and ADHD; a developmental pediatrician

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