Does your spouse suffer from ADHD? - Macleans.ca

Does your spouse suffer from ADHD?

Attention problems can hurt a marriage: experts

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Attention problems can cause a marriage to suffer, mental health experts told the New York Times, as common symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—distraction, disorganization, and forgetfulness—can look like laziness or selfishness, and a lack of concern for the partner. At least 4 per cent of adults have ADHD, often learning coping skills to stay focused at work but struggling at home. These adults are twice as likely to be divorced, some research suggests. In one study, high levels of distress were reported in 60 per cent of marriages where one spouse had the disorder.

New York Times

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