Symptoms of Adult ADHD
Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Do I have ADD? Learn about our editorial process. Roughly two-thirds of people who experienced ADHD symptoms as a child will continue to experience ADHD symptoms as an adult , though its manifestations tend to shift and change with age. But many people with attention deficit — particularly its inattentive symptoms — are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as children. They may suffer serious psychological consequences after a lifetime of blaming themselves for ADHD symptoms. Check each of the following statements that apply to you or take the interactive ADHD symptom test for a free, anonymous assessment.
How Do I Know if I Have Adult A.D.H.D.?
Adult ADHD can lead to unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, low self-esteem, and other problems. Though it's called adult ADHD , symptoms start in early childhood and continue into adulthood. In some cases, ADHD is not recognized or diagnosed until the person is an adult.
The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD can be categorised into 2 types of behavioural problems: inattentiveness, and hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Most people with ADHD have problems that fall into both these categories, but this is not always the case. For example, some people with the condition may have problems with inattentiveness, but not with hyperactivity or impulsiveness. ADD can sometimes go unnoticed because the symptoms may be less obvious. The symptoms of ADHD in children and teenagers are well defined, and they're usually noticeable before the age of 6.