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Anyone know the signs of Adult ADHD?

I need to know the symptoms of Adult ADHD. You always hear about Children ADHD but not Adult.

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Asked by Mrs.KDC at 9:16 PM on Aug. 31, 2010 in Health

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  • Not being able to focus, or will only focus well on things that interest them;
    “zoning out” without realizing it, even in the middle of a conversation.
    extreme distractibility; wandering attention makes it hard to stay on track.
    difficulty paying attention or focusing, such as when reading or listening to others.
    struggling to complete tasks, even ones that seem simple.
    tendency to overlook details, leading to errors or incomplete work.
    poor listening skills; hard time remembering conversations and following directions.

    a tendency to become absorbed in tasks that are stimulating and rewarding. This paradoxical symptom is called hyperfocus.


    Answer by lilmoosesmom at 9:19 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • inability to organize is the biggest one.

    Answer by cassie_m at 9:19 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • poor organizational skills (home, office, desk, or car is extremely messy and cluttered)
    tendency to procrastinate
    trouble starting and finishing projects
    chronic lateness
    frequently forgetting appointments, commitments, and deadlines
    constantly losing or misplacing things (keys, wallet, phone, documents, bills)
    underestimating the time it will take you to complete tasks

    frequently interrupt others or talk over them
    have poor self-control
    blurt out thoughts that are rude or inappropriate without thinking
    have addictive tendencies
    act recklessly or spontaneously without regard for consequences
    have trouble behaving in socially appropriate ways (such as sitting still during a long meeting)


    Answer by lilmoosesmom at 9:20 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I pulled this off of because honestly its different for everyone. I have ADHD, But I also have OCPD, which means I sometimes over organize things. I follow more in the last answer I gave... Im forever iterrupting people without meaning too. I can't stay focused too long on one topic. I dont think before I speak, I do things spontaneously without thinking most times.................. eh, the list goes on..

    you need to check with a doctor, & see what they think can help you if you think you have it. ALot of people knock the meds, but when I was a teen they helped me in school. I went from being that kid that failed Everything but English, to passing everything but math, (I got a D in math. I was never good at numbers... Go figure.) Best of luck to you, or whom ever you believe has ADHD, can be helped.

    Answer by lilmoosesmom at 9:23 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I do believe I need medication for ADHD. I have EVERY symptom to the point it affect my job.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 9:28 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Adult ADD Symptom Test:
    If you experience more than 10 points on this adult ADD self symptom test, Attention Deficit Disorder is likely present.
    * An internal sense of anxiety
    * Impulsive spending habits
    * Frequent distractions during sex
    * Frequently misplace the car keys, your purse or wallet or other day-to-day items
    * Lack of attention to detail
    * Family history of ADD, learning problems, mood disorders or substance abuse problems
    * Trouble following the proper channels or chain of commands
    * An attitude of "read the directions when all else fails"
    * Frequent traffic violations
    * Impulsive job changes
    * Trouble maintaining an organized work and/or home environment
    * Chronically late or always in a hurry
    * Frequently overwhelmed by tasks of daily living
    * Poor financial management and frequent late bills
    * Procrastination

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:31 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I need meds for mine, but I can't afford them, so ive been looking for natural helps on ADHD & found fish oil pills can help.My friend also friend that with her son, so hopefully it will work...

    Answer by lilmoosesmom at 9:31 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I have Adult ADD
    I have friends that are on medication for it and love it. I do not like the way I feel on medication. I just have a great assistant at work, a forgiving husband at home, and have post it notes everywhere and write notes on the bathroom mirror with eye or lip liner.

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:33 PM on Aug. 31, 2010


    Answer by mmmegan38 at 10:17 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • rash spending, unable to complete a project, excessive drinking...just to name a few

    Answer by momx3gx1b at 10:26 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

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