ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is normally thought of as a disorder that affects children, but it also affects adults and can cause them problems during their entire lifetime. Estimates of how many adults are affected by ADHD vary, but most experts agree that between 2 and 5 percent of adults suffer from ADHD. The challenges faced by adults with ADHD are different than those faced by children, but no matter what age a person is who has ADHD there are treatment options available.Adults usually do not have hyperactive behavior suffered by children with ADHD, or if they do they experience it in different ways. Adults are prone to feel restless instead of hyperactive or can even lack energy as a part of their symptoms. Some symptoms are common in most adults with ADHD and they include problems with self-control, time management, focusing on tasks, and future planning. These symptoms make life difficult and prevent adults from succeeding in work and personal relationships.The treatment for adults with ADHD is similar to the treatment for children and includes medication such as psycho-stimulants as well as behavioral therapy and counseling. Adults with ADHD can often improve their symptoms by creating a schedule, routine, and finding positive outlets. Sometimes medications are prescribed that aid in focus and attention as well as dietary supplements and other natural supplements to aid in focus and mental clarity.Adults who have ADHD are almost always diagnosed as having ADHD as children and continue to have symptoms. While the severity of ADHD symptoms usually diminish as a person gets older some adults still struggle with them and find it hard to function and deal with adult responsibilities. Proper treatment, however, can allow an adult with continuing ADHD symptoms to function normally and find success in their adult life.