Everyone gets distracted occasionally, but if you have real trouble with impulsive behavior, or an inability to pay attention or sit still, you could have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Between 9 and 10 million adults have ADHD
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In studies, these drugs help about 70% of patients
Parents often notice that they share symptoms with their children
Millions of adults suffer from this so-called kid's condition
The condition doesn't mean laziness or bad parenting
Other conditions may have similar symptoms
Diagnosis often occurs in high school or college
Can medication help prevent impulsive and dangerous decision making?
You may consider medication, talk therapy, or lifestyle changes
Once diagnosed, most people respond quickly to treatment
Family history, mother's habits during pregnancy seem to play a role