For years, you may have experienced the symptoms of ADHD. It’s been this way for as long as you can remember
- About 60% of children with ADHD in the United States become adults with ADHD
- You aren’t alone. Approximately 4.4% of the adult population in the United States has ADHD. That’s about 8 million adults
- The core symptoms of ADHD include inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity
- As an adult, you may have longer days and more serious responsibilities. You may be less hyperactive but still have issues with paying attention and being impulsive
If you’re living with ADHD, the first thing you should know is that ADHD is treatable.
If you’re living with ADHD, the first thing you should know is that it is treatable The core symptoms of ADHD include inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD is a condition that can affect you 7 days a week, 365 days a year Your ADHD symptoms may look and feel different than they did when you were a child ADHD is a chronic disorder ADHD is known to be a chronic condition that often follows people from childhood to adulthood Up to 60% of children and adolescents with ADHD continue to have symptoms as adults Approximately 4.4% of the adult population in the United States has ADHD. That’s about 8 million adults The symptoms of ADHD ADHD can cause impairment in all areas of life. You may be just realizing that some of the things you have struggled with most of your life are actually symptoms of this condition. While no two people have exactly the same experience with adult ADHD, there are many common symptoms that may sound familiar to you. Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are core symptoms of ADHD INATTENTION Failure to pay attention to details or making careless mistakesUnable to keep attention on tasksDifficulty listening when spoken to directlyInability to finish tasks or follow instructionsTrouble organizing activitiesAvoidance of things that require long periods of mental effortLosing things you needBeing easily distractedForgetting things in daily activities HYPERACTIVITY Fidgeting with hands and feetUnable to remain seated when it is expectedFeeling restlessDifficulty with quiet leisure activitiesFeeling “on the go,” as if “driven by a motor”Talking excessively IMPULSIVITY Blurting out answers before the question is finishedUnable to wait your turnInterrupting other people’s conversations