Contrary to popular belief, children with ADD/ADHD symptoms often grow up to be adults with ADD/ADHD symptoms, even if the intensity of some of the symptoms may be reduced. There are three primary characteristics of ADHD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in one person.
Adults with ADHD may:
- Have trouble staying focused or get easily distracted
- Appear not to be listening when spoken to
- Often feel restless inside and may fidget constantly
- Have people say they talk too much
- Act without thinking
- Interrupt often, or say the wrong thing at the wrong time
- Have a quick temper or “short fuse”
- Have trouble getting and staying organized
- Have to be busy doing lots of things but do not finish most of them
- Find themselves often forgetting appointments or things that need to be done
These symptoms of inattention, hyperactivitiy, and impulsivity can cause problems if left untreated. Adults who can’t focus or control themselves will often get into trouble at work or school. These frustrations can lead to low self-esteem as well as friction for the whole family.
Treatment can make a dramatic difference in an adult’s life. With the right support, which may or may not involve medication, an adult with ADHD can get on track for success in all areas of life.
If you’re interested in learning more about ADD and ADHD therapy, contact us today for a free consultation. We would be happy to share how we can help you to achieve success and to grow as a person.