Symptoms of ADHD in Adults
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a condition that affects human beings regardless of their age. It affects children as well as adults. As an adult, it has the ability of disorienting you to an extent that you become frustrated in life. This is through ways that are able to hamper everything that you do including affecting your career and your relationship with other people. It is important therefore to understand the symptoms of ADHD in order for you as an adult to work on the best strategies of treating them. The symptoms that are commonly associated with ADHD in adults include;
ADHD in adults manifests itself by the person being disorganized and forgetful. The person will find it difficult to organize things in his/her life. This is in form of the person being unable to handle tasks, make priorities, and fulfill responsibilities as well as complete tasks in appropriate time. An adult with ADHD also forgets some things that they are supposed to do. This can be witnessed by the person getting late, forgetting deadlines, appointments and commitments and frequently losing personal items. For this reason they are even unable to organize their thoughts well.
Adults with ADHD are often distracted by activities, sounds, sights and inner feelings when performing their daily routine. They are unable to stay focused on whatever they are doing especially when there are distracters. Thus they have poor reading and communication skills. They have a general difficulty in paying attention which is essential in facilitating effective communication. This also implies that they are likely unlikely to complete tasks that are assigned to them appropriately.
ADHD also makes individuals to experience difficulties when dealing with their emotions which include; controlling their feelings and handling disappointments. People with this condition often experience mood swings which are marked by easy irritation, a sense of boredom, stress and frustration. They are unable to deal with criticism and therefore get super-sensitive on being criticized. In addition, some show symptoms of low self esteem, sense of underachievement and insecurity.
In addition, adults with this type of condition are very impulsive because they are unable to monitor their comments, suppress their responses and control their behaviors. When it comes to monitoring their comments they tend to utter thoughts that are inappropriate because they don’t think over something before leaping. They also have difficulty in controlling their actions and reactions to things that dissatisfy them and hence it is quite easy for them to be in situations that are risky. They are also capable of doing things without reading instructions on how to do them because they lack patience.
Adults with ADHD are often hyperactive. They do things like machines because they are very energetic at all times. This means that they get tired and restless sometimes in a way that it hampers their life. Therefore, as they grow older they become subtle as they are unable to control their inner feelings. They also find it difficult to sit still for a long time and therefore they are capable of doing many things in a day. It seems like they have racing thoughts because in the way they argue they argue excessively.
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