It sounds strange that they should be useful in people with ADHD, but there is good evidence that they are.
Slow-release preparations usually mean you can take tablets just once a day.
If you are seen for the first time as an adult, you would also be assessed by a psychiatrist as part of a local mental health team.
These assessments would identify both the problems described above, but also how troublesome they are.
Many of us have at least some of these problems, but do not have the diagnosis.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children over 3 years, young people and adults.It also seems to be more common if your mother had problems in pregnancy and birth.These include exposure to drugs or medications in pregnancy, low weight at birth, brain infections, exposure to poisons and some forms of stress to the mother.The dose will usually be more than that prescribed for children. Find out how they see your problems and if they have noticed things which make things better or worse for you. The College does not allow reposting of its leaflets on other sites, but allows them to be linked directly. This site is for the members of the public, specifically anyone who might be affected by ADHD or who cares for someone who does.