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Although there is no cure for adult ADHD, treatment with medications and behavioral therapy can help with the symptoms of this condition.
Whether in a child or an adult, ADHD can have serious consequences. People with this disorder are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, be fired from jobs, and get divorced than adults without ADHD.
Teens and adults with ADHD have two to three times more auto accidents and twice the number of severe accidents resulting in vehicle damage and bodily injury as those without. They have:
- Coordination deficits
- Less skill in maneuvering vehicles in traffic
- Slower reaction time