Symptoms of adult ADHD can cause significant challenges with respect to work. However, many adults with ADHD have experienced and overcome these same challenges, allowing them to enjoy productive and satisfying careers.
Although there is still stigma surrounding ADHD, this should not be a barrier to successful employment. If you are worried you or someone you know might have symptoms of ADHD, it is important to get a thorough medical assessment. This way, if required, a variety of appropriate treatment options, strategies, and accommodations can be discussed and implemented. Remember: only a certified medical doctor can confirm a diagnosis.
The opinions expressed by speakers are based on their personal experiences and are not necessarily representative of those of the general population nor of Janssen, Inc.
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Learn more about:
- Tips for employees with adult ADHD
- Finding and/or keeping a job when you have adult ADHD
- Should I tell my employer I have ADHD?
- Tips for employers of adults with ADHD
Myth:I don’t have all the symptoms of ADHD, so I can’t have it.
Fact:You don’t have to display all the symptoms of ADHD in order to be diagnosed with it. For example, some people have the “inattentive” type of ADHD and may not show many signs of hyperactivity. Only a trained professional can determine whether or not you have ADHD.