While some kids may seem to outgrow the disorder (or no longer have symptoms that result in impairment), in most cases kids with ADHD grow up to be adults with ADHD.
These symptoms may even diminish as that person grows older—for example, hyperactivity and fidgetiness may decrease with age.
Does ADHD get better with age?
More often than not, symptoms of ADHD will persist into adulthood. ADHD affects young children far differently than it does adults and the impact of symptoms, resulting impairment and methods of treatment vary by age and level of development.
Does childhood ADHD go away?
ADHD is outgrown. It is important to understand that ADHD is a lifelong problem. Sometimes, the symptoms are not even diagnosed as ADHD until adulthood. For the majority of individuals, this condition does not go away in adulthood.
Can a child with ADHD lead a normal life?
Living With ADHD as a Child
In general, young children tend to be active, rambunctious, and somewhat impulsive. They often play loudly. They love to climb and run. Most children do not want to remain in their seats.
Is ADHD a lifelong disorder?
ADHD is a lifetime condition, say experts, and the long-term effects of meds are uncertain. People who had ADHD diagnosed in childhood will probably have it into their adult years. About 11 percent of U.S. children age 3 to 17 have ADHD, according to 2011 figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.