According to the DSM-5, an ADHD diagnosis in adults is warranted, in part, if: the individual meets five out of nine listed symptoms of inattentiveness and/or five out of nine listed symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity; symptoms were present before age 12; symptoms are persistent and significantly interfere with major life activities and/or result in significant suffering; . Sep 21, · Diagnosing ADHD in Adults. ADHD often lasts into adulthood. To diagnose ADHD in adults and adolescents age 17 years or older, only 5 symptoms are needed instead of the 6 needed for younger children. Symptoms might look different at older ages. For example, in adults, .
DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD. Symptoms and/or behaviors that have persisted ≥ 6 months in ≥ 2 settings (e.g., school, home, church). Sep 12, · DSM Criteria for ADHD People with ADHD show a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development: Inattention: Six or more symptoms of inattention for children up to age 16, or five or more for adolescents 17 and older and adults; symptoms of inattention have been .