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- Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) facts
- What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
- What are causes and risk factors for adult ADHD?
- How prevalent is adult ADHD?
- What are adult ADHD symptoms and signs?
- What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose adult ADHD?
- What is the treatment for adult ADHD? What are adult ADHD medications?
- Are there any home remedies for adult ADHD?
- What are complications of adult ADHD?
- What is the prognosis of adult ADHD?
- Is it possible to prevent adult ADHD?
- Are support groups available for those living with adult ADHD?
- Where can people find additional information on adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
Quick GuideADHD in Adults: Signs, Cause, and Management
What are adult ADHD symptoms and signs?
What is thought to be partly the result of maturity, adults with ADHD may show little to no signs of hyperactivity. For those who do, symptoms and signs of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention may resemble those that are exhibited by children and teens. However, how those symptoms are exhibited tends to vary with age. Symptoms of ADHD include the following:
- Often makes careless mistakes or pays inadequate attention to detail
- Trouble focusing during work or leisure activities
- Does not appear to be listening when spoken to directly
- Is often unable to complete directions, work tasks, or chores
- Frequently has trouble organizing a task or activity
- Has a tendency to avoid, dislike, or resist engaging in activities that require sustained attention
- Often loses things that are necessary to complete tasks or activities
- Easily distracted by extraneous or unrelated stimuli
- Often forgetful
- Frequently fidgety or moves hands or feet
- Frequently has trouble remaining seated
- Has a tendency to feel restless
- Has difficulty participating in leisure activities quietly
- Performs multiple activities at once
- Excessive talking
- Often interrupts others talking
- Trouble waiting his or her turn
- Frequently intrudes on others