I'm not lazy, I have ADHD: Adults can have the condition too

Adults can have the condition too, which involves difficulty focusing, being impulsive and hyperactive, say doctors

About two years ago, Alex (not his real name) found himself increasingly depressed, to the point where he sought out a psychiatrist for the first time.

"I remember procrastinating on replying to e-mails and I had a phobia of opening e-mails," said the 34-year-old assistant university professor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2019, with the headline 'I'm not lazy, I have ADHD'. Print Edition | Subscribe