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ADHD Affects Growing Number of Grown-Ups

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that usually goes by its initials: ADHD.

The symptoms? Inability to sit still and difficulty focusing on a task.

Most people think ADHD only affects children and teenagers. But more and more adults are being diagnosed with it.

David Goodall, Jr., is one of them. But for him, ADHD does not manifest itself as an attention "deficit." More like attention "inconsistency."

"Certain areas, I'm hyper-focused and nothing to yank me out. I'm doing it," Goodall explained. "And then other things: What? Didn't hear it, didn't hear it."

ADHD has a hereditary component and Goodall's 9-year old son, David III, has also been diagnosed with it. But both Davids are able to control their symptoms with medication.

"Helps me actually think straight," said David Goodall, III, "and focus on what I need to be focusing on, instead of just looking everywhere and not paying attention."

Father and son urge others who suspect they may have ADHD to get checked out by a doctor.

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