Family matters: Childhood ADHD can persist into adulthood

Dr Renata Schoeman conducted a study which specifically focuses on the psychiatric management and funding for treatment of adult ADHD in the private sector for her MBA thesis.

Dr Schoeman chats to CapeTalk's Africa Melane about her findings and answers a few listeners questions surrounding adult ADHD.

According to her study, more than 1 million South Africans between the ages of 20 and 50 are affected by adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Speaking to Africa Malane, Schoeman says there’s a misconception that people diagnosed with ADHD at a young age suddenly outgrow it by the age of 18.

Listen to the full conversation:

ADHD persists into adulthood and up to 60 and 70 percent of children grow up with ADHD.

Dr Renata Schoeman, Psychiatrist

She described ADHD as a neuro-developmental disorder with symptoms like inner tension, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Dr Schoeman says people with ADHD need not only rely on medication, but should also make certain lifestyle changes.

You need to have structure and discipline. You need to exercise at least five times a week and have a good sleep routine.

Dr Renata Schoeman, Psychiatrist

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