Adults with ADHD can lead very productive and successful lives. On the other hand, if the condition is undiagnosed and unmanaged, or under treated, this can impact their lives quite significantly.

Key areas of adult life that may be affected by ADHD include employment, romantic relationships, social integration, financial management, physical health, parenting and self care. Dealing with emotional regulation and inhibiting impulsivity while trying to stay motivated are also areas where it is important they are managed well.