Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD as its commonly called, is a condition that affects many children throughout the United States each year. Unfortunately, many adults who have difficulty concentrating at work or school often go undiagnosed because ADHD is commonly thought of as a kid’s problem.
If you have difficulty focusing on tasks at work or even sitting still for periods of time, it may be worth both your time and energy to check in with a licensed mental health professional about the possibility of having ADHD. I have seen cases of adults who have not realized that their difficulties might actually be the result of a longstanding undiagnosed condition such as ADHD versus them just being “high energy” or “fidgety”.
Here are some signs that you might have ADHD:
- Frequently disorganized spaces at home or work
- Difficulty maintaining intense or emotional conversations with your partner or loved ones
- Poor listening skills
- Frequently missing deadlines at work
- Trouble starting or finishing tasks
- Impulsive behavior or being “quick-tempered”
Have you asked yourself, “Do I have ADHD?” Here is a short quiz (click the link) to help you determine if you might be one of the approximated 5% of adults who struggle with ADHD.