chapter  1
Adult ADHD: Diagnosis, Symptoms, Etiology, and Assessment
Pages 45

LINDA is a 41-year-old married woman who said that she is probably still too young to have a midlife crisis, just yet. By all accounts, she is doing well in life, having a stable marriage and family life. Last year, both of her children reached an age that they were in school all day, giving Linda more free time during the day to do with as she pleased. She had a number of personal goals she wanted to pursue, including the possibility of completing the few remaining credits for her college degree. By the end of her children’s school year, however, Linda realized that not only had she not made progress on any of her objectives, but she also was at a loss to explain how she spent her time. A while ago, she had read a book on adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and thought that the accounts fit her life story but had never followed through on getting help. After breaking down in tears with her husband when discussing her frustrations, they agreed that she should seek out an evaluation for adult ADHD.