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What are the Symptoms of ADHD in Adults?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—known also as ADD—is not just a childhood problem. If you were diagnosed with childhood ADHD or ADD, chances are you’ve carried some of the symptoms into your adult life. But many discover the condition went undiagnosed in childhood, coming to recognize its symptoms in adulthood.

ADHD doesn’t just affect kids. In fact, one-in-twelve American adults struggle with ADHD.

What are the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

If you are battling ADHD, life can feel overwhelming. The more hats you wear—career, family, household, relationships—the more demands there are on you, the harder it seems. But here is some very good news: No matter how it feels, with the right help ADHD is beatable.

A first step is understanding what you’re experiencing. ADHD’s symptoms, although generally similar, can look and feel a little different in every individual. Here are a few lists of symptoms broken down into sub-sets. How many of these would you answer ‘yes’?

Do you have trouble concentrating and staying focused?

  • Are you easily distracted by things like noises, activity, or other stimuli you try to ignore?
  • Do you have difficulty paying attention or focusing when reading or listening?
  • Are you having a hard time remembering details of conversations or directions?
  • Do you sometimes zone-out without realizing it?
  • Do you struggle to complete tasks?

Do you have difficulty staying organized and on top of things?

  • Are you chronically running late?
  • Are your home, office, car, desk and other spaces messy and cluttered?
  • Do you tend to procrastinate?
  • Do you frequently forget appointments, commitments and miss deadlines?
  • Are you often losing track of or misplacing things?

Do you wrestle with impulsivity?

  • Do you struggle with self-control or exhibit addictive tendencies?
  • Do you frequently interrupt or talk over others?
  • Do you often blurt out thoughts without thinking?
  • Are you prone to act recklessly without considering the consequences?
  • Do you have difficulty in social settings, perhaps sitting still or being attentive?

Do you have difficulty managing your emotions?

  • Are you easily stressed out?
  • Do you frequently experience irritability or a quick temper?
  • Do you wrestle with low self-esteem or a sense of insecurity?
  • Are you hypersensitive to criticism?
  • Do you have difficulty staying motivated emotionally?

What are the Symptoms of ADHD in Adults?

If you recognize some of the symptoms in your life or in someone you love, we understand, and we can help. To speak confidentially with a certified counselor, please call us at (888) 837-6577.

An important step is recognizing what you’re dealing with and understanding the path to taking your life back. Let us answer your questions. Let us encourage you. Call today. Honey Lake Clinic (888) 837-6577 Email info@honeylake.clinic or Visit www.honeylake.clinic

Don’t let the symptoms and frustrations of ADHD rob you of life’s joy and happiness. ADHD doesn’t have to win. You can.

But I’m not hyperactive.
The name ADHD can be confusing—the ‘H’ refers to hyperactivity. While adults may experience symptoms of hyper-activity—feeling as if your motor is always running and difficulty being still—many adults don’t. It is important to know, you don’t have to be hyperactive to have ADHD.