About 5% of adults in the U.S. have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a disorder that affects concentration and/or hyperactivity and impulse control. Some people are the inattentive type, others are the hyperactive type, and some people have both.

Inattentive Symptoms of ADHD

  • A short attention span. Easily distracted
  • Difficulty focusing on tasks. Is unable to stick to tedious work
  • Little or no attention to details. Makes careless errors
  • Trouble listening when others are talking. Often seems like their “head is in the clouds”
  • Poor follow through, problems with procrastination
  • Difficulty organizing simple tasks, problems with time management
  • Frequently loses things, forgetful
  • Often seems to be daydreaming or spacey
  • Often feels bored
  • Reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental energy

Hyperactive Symptoms of ADHD

  • Poor impulse control, often acts without thinking
  • Restlessness, in children often runs/climbs in situations when inappropriate
  • Frequently is unable to engage in leisure activities quietly
  • Being fidgety, difficulty sitting still
  • Difficulty waiting turn, problems with interrupting others
  • Acting as though driven by a motor
  • Talks excessively or fast
  • Irritability, quick temper

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