ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects about 8.4 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults, according to the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
Untreated ADHD can present as biological and environmental factors that interfere with many aspects of a person’s daily life, including their relationships.
Often, this is not treated among children and they develop with it. It is important to be familiar with the symptoms of ADHD so you can get treatment. Below are some signs you are suffering from ADHD according to Healthline:
According to a small 2020 study, people with ADHD are often easily distracted. They may also have something called hyperfocus. A person with ADHD can get so engrossed in something that they can become unaware of anything else around them. This kind of focus makes it easier to lose track of time and ignore those around you. This can lead to relationship misunderstandings.
Life can seem challenging for everyone sometimes. But someone with ADHD may have more challenging life experiences compared to someone who doesn’t have ADHD. This can make it difficult for them to keep everything in the right place. An adult with ADHD may find it hard to manage their organizational skills. This can include finding it hard to keep track of tasks and prioritize them logically.
Time management concerns
This concern is similar to experiencing disorganization. Adults with ADHD often find it hard to effectively manage their time. They may: procrastinate on tasks, show up late for events, ignore assignments they consider boring
They may have trouble focusing on the future or the past, the “now” is often more top-of-mind for people with ADHD.
It is human to forget things occasionally, but for someone with ADHD, forgetfulness tends to occur more often. This can include routinely forgetting where you’ve put something or what important dates you need to keep. Sometimes, forgetfulness can be bothersome but not to the point of causing serious disruptions. Other times, it can be serious. This can affect careers and relationships. It can easily be confused with carelessness or lack of intelligence by others if they’re not familiar with an ADHD diagnosis and symptoms associated with the condition.
Impulsiveness in someone with ADHD can manifest in several ways, including interrupting others during conversation, being socially inappropriate, rushing through tasks, acting without much consideration for the consequences. A person’s shopping habits are often a good indication of ADHD. According to a 2015 study, impulse buying, especially on items a person can’t afford, is a common symptom of adult ADHD.