Adult With ADHD? 7 Symptoms To Check

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It’s common to hear about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, but not the 8 million adults who are expected to have the condition. Not even a quarter of adults who have ADHD are diagnosed or treated so if you’re trouble staying focused and organized, it may be due to a more serious issue.

In fact, ADHD can cause different, less conspicuous issues in adults than it does in children. Instead of loud, noticeable outbursts, adults with the disorder may exhibit behaviors that could wrongly be attributed to personality traits such as being lazy, angry, or irritable.

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But, how do you know if you may be an adult with ADHD? Here are seven symptoms to examine:

1. Problems at work

If you’re having trouble keeping a job, ADHD may be to blame. It can affect your ability to perform everyday functions in your job: meeting deadlines, being on time, organizing tasks, or paying attention to detail. It can cause you to be agitated with the duties you do on a daily basis.

2. Unable to focus on reading

Reading requires a great deal of focus, so it is a difficult task for those with ADHD. Longer written pieces such as books can be harder to digest. This problem influences educational ventures.