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Could It

Do you think you might have ADHD? Does your child, sibling, or parent have it? Maybe some of the information here has you wondering, “Could it be…?” Maybe it’s time to find out.

Adult ADHD Symptoms

The hyperactivity that can come with ADHD fades further with age. However, the symptoms of ADHD in adulthood still have a significant impact on a person’s life and relationships, both at work and at home.

Common symptoms and behaviours of ADHD in adults:

  • Unable to pay attention for a period of time
  • Easily distracted by things around you
  • Unable to pay close attention to details
  • Over-focusing and being unable to refocus your attention
  • Making careless mistakes
  • Poor time management
  • Messy and disorganized
  • Forgetting or struggling to complete tasks
  • Frequently losing keys, wallet, sunglasses, cell phone, etc.
  • Difficulty managing finances
  • Fidgeting, finger drumming, leg shaking, etc.
  • A feeling of internal restlessness
  • Feeling that your mind is racing
  • Talking too much or at inappropriate times
  • Interrupting or blurting out things
  • Problems with driving (speeding tickets, serious accidents, license revoked)
  • Frequent accidents/injuries, due to recklessness or not paying attention (e.g., while playing sports)
  • Making impulsive decisions (quit job, max out credit cards)
  • High-risk activities (abuse drugs and alcohol, risky sex)
  • Low self-esteem, feelings of underachievement
  • Relationship issues, difficult social interaction, trouble seeing effect on others