Although ADHD is usually diagnosed before a child reaches their teens sometimes undiagnosed ADHD appears for the first time in high school. ADHD teens face the challenges of hormonal changes, first-time sexual encounters, peer pressure, and the academic challenges of high school.
These new challenges can trigger ADHD symptoms and affect their mood, executive functions, and wellbeing. For an ADHD diagnosis in teenagers, the adolescent needs to have displayed symptoms of ADHD before he was 12 years old.
Read in this guide:
- How to explain ADHD to a teenager?
- Diagnosis of ADHD in girls?
- Diagnosis of ADHD in boys?
- How is ADHD diagnosed in teenagers?
- Can you be diagnosed with ADHD at 16?