Many adults have struggled with attention deficit disorder for most of their
lives without knowing it. The symptoms of this disorder are often attributed
to a stressful life or the pace of the world today. If you often feel unfocused,
confused, disorganized, and restless and have difficulty following through
with or remembering projects and responsibilities you may benefit from an
evaluation by a mental health professional to determine if you suffer from
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder.
Adults with attention deficit disorder are more difficult to diagnose than
children because, while the symptoms cause ongoing problems they do present
differently in adults. Adults will be restless, impatient, fidgety and unfocused
rather that hyperactive. Impulsivity generally shows up as speaking out of
turn or interrupting others excessively. Most adults have developed coping
skills to deal with this disorder and to the “outside world” seem
to function adequately. However, they expend so much energy trying to keep
up and stay on task that they are frequently exhausted.
There are many treatments available today to help deal successfully with
this disorder and accomplish your goals in life. Individuals with this disorder
often benefit from education about the disorder, individual therapy to help
develop appropriate coping skills, medication to assist in focus and concentration,
support groups to improve coping mechanisms.
lack of focus
difficulty completing projects
lack of organization
often lose or misplace things
fidgety and restless most of the time
thoughts rushing through your mind
difficulty in relationships
impaired problem solving skills
List Psychological Services can provide a complete workup including a mental
health evaluation and psychiatric evaluation to help diagnose, improve your
living situation, and reduce your stress.
here to take a confidential Adult ADHD Self Assessment
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults
Adults with ADHD might have difficulty following directions, remembering information, concentrating, organizing tasks, or completing work within time limits. If these difficulties are not managed appropriately, they can cause associated behavioral, emotional, social, vocational, and academic problems.