10 Signs That You Might Have Adult ADD/ADHD
According to the American Psychiatric Association, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder also known as ADHD affects around 5% of children, and around 50% of those children (or 2.5% of all children) carry the disorder along with the accompanying symptoms into the adulthood. These data refer to only those who have been diagnosed, but the fact is that many people who have ADHD haven’t been diagnosed. Being diagnosed on time is very important, as ADHD can cause several mental and physical issues when untreated. If you suspect that you might have ADHD, look into these signs and symptoms and if you recognize your case in some or all of them, you should visit a doctor and get proper diagnosis and treatment.
1. Lack of focus or hyperfocus
One of the most common and most telling signs that someone has ADHD is lack of focus. People with ADHD are usually very easily distracted, and they find it hard to listen to others and concentrate on what they’re hearing. They also usually don’t pay attention to detail and fail at completing tasks.
On the other hand, there are those who are hyperfocused. People with ADHD that have hyperfocus can be so concentrated on something, that they don’t pay attention to anything else happening around them. This type of focus may seem appealing to some, but it actually makes people who have it lose track of time, ignore people around them and consequently damage their personal as well as work relationships.