ADHD and Marriage: Saving Your Relationship

By Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD

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Finally, medication can help. Stimulant medications, like Ritalin or Adderall, when used properly, are safe and effective. We use the same medications for adults that we use for children. When the medications work, they work like a pair of eyeglasses, enhancing mental focus and clarity. Speak with your doctor to get all the information you need.

Remember, the diagnosis of ADHD in an adult can save a marriage, a family and a career. This is really a good-news diagnosis, because once you know you or your spouse has ADHD, life can only get better. But you have to get the diagnosis to reap the benefits! If you see a bit of yourself or your spouse in the symptom profile listed earlier, read up on ADHD and go see your doctor to get a referral to a specialist. 

It is time for all the adults out there who have this condition to learn about it and enjoy the huge benefits proper treatment can confer.

Article written by Edward Hallowell, MD
Harvard-trained child and adult psychiatristDirector of the Hallowell Centers in Manhattan and Sudbury, MA