After we discussed in our previous blog “what is autism?”, we take a look into another mental impairment with ADHD. And in today’s blog, how it affects adults instead of children. Keep reading to find out more.

What Is ADHD?

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and is a mental health condition. In its most basic terms, people with ADHD have parts of the brain that control the ability to plan, organise and focus being affected.

You can usually detect ADHD in children quite early. However, in most cases, they will be missed, so adults can end up having the symptoms without noticing it.

What Are The Main Key ADHD Symptoms In Adults?

Now that we have touched on what ADHD is, and how it impacts people with everyday lives, it is time to describe to you the key symptoms that make its way in adults. Listed below are the key symptoms in adults:

    • Difficulty paying attention
    • Erractic and out of nowhere hyperactivity
    • The act of impulsivity
  • Being completely inattentive

However, these symptoms might be quite bland in their description, so we have examples for each of them below:

    • Difficulty paying attention can include when people don’t pay attention when doing tasks, having fluent conversations, or looking after personal belongings
    • Hyperactivity can include fidgeting or being unable to sit still and talking a lot without any sense or fluency
    • impulsivity is when the person is interrupting conversations, being impatience and being unable to wait in line for anything
  • Inattention is different to ‘paying attention’ because you lose track of what happens.

However, while these are four of the main symptoms, there are some traits that might you notice when it comes to ADHD. The list includes:

    • inability to focus on a task for a long time
    • poor attention to detail
    • delaying attending to tasks
    • being disorganised
    • forgetting things
    • being easily distracted
    • unreliable work habits
    • daydreaming or switching off in classes or meetings
    • poor time management
    • forgetting appointments
  • having more accidents

If you notice of these actions or symptoms in people, there is a chance that they could be facing ADHD issues. Yes, you cannot determine this without being contacted with a doctor, but it is a vital function to assess when it comes to seeing how people act.