A Johannesburg doctor relates how, when she delivered an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis to a 60-year-old patient, the woman broke down in tears. After testing, the doctor found her patient had many of the symptoms, including difficulty in focusing on tasks and failing to complete projects she once started enthusiastically. She also felt a constant urge to chip in when someone was speaking and often impulsively booked airline tickets only to decide a few days later she didn’t need to get away.

Now at last in the doctor’s surgery the patient had an explanation for what she had always seen as her annoying sloth and generally being a “difficult” person...

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