Could Donald Trump Have ADHD?

Of course, no one can or should diagnose any mental health condition without a full evaluation, and nothing in Trump’s public medical records indicate he has ever been diagnosed with ADHD. But Trump, age 71, grew up in a time when the ADHD diagnosis was rare. In fact, the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM) didn’t recognize the precursor to attention deficit disorder, “kinetic impulse disorder,” until Trump was 22 years old. Yet many observers and close contacts of the now-president believe that behaviors he’s exhibited since childhood — ranging from the impulsive to the inattentive — could indicate underlying attention deficit.

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