Some Signs of Adult ADHD

  • Chronic forgetfulness
  • Problems with time management; problems estimating how long a given task will take
  • Tendency to take on far too many projects or tasks
  • Generally disorganised; frequently late; rushed; unprepared
  • Frequent moves or job changes
  • Tendency to speak without considering the reaction which may be elicited by the comment
  • Tendency to interrupt conversations
  • Difficulty controlling temper
  • Difficulty managing paperwork on job
  • Chronic pattern of under achievement
  • Pattern of establishing relationships with caretakers - this may be spouse, room mate or a secretary
  • Pattern of periodic depression
  • Difficulty in maintaining long-term relationships
  • Greater than average tendency toward substance abuse
  • Tendency toward impulsivity; making decisions without careful long-term planning
  • Tendency to be either over-active or under-active
  • Low tolerance for frustration - tendency to overreact to frustration
  • Tendency to give up on difficult long-term projects
  • Pattern of interests which are taken up, then dropped, often with the investment of substantial sums of money
  • Difficulty concentrating when reading
  • Difficulty handling demanding learning situations which may be required for job advancement
  • Pattern of achieving less than ones siblings: academically or professional

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