Looking at the Adult ADHD Symptoms
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms in adults can fall into 3 different categories. Looking at how the medical institutions have chosen to word this disorder the name alone would point us in the direction of attention deficit first.
Many attention deficit, ADHD adults speak of being unable to stop daydreaming. This may be the reason that adults with the symptoms of ADHD often have difficulty staying focused while having to attend to day-to-day, mundane duties. Their wandering minds often get distracted from uninteresting tasks. This also extends to group activities like paying attention to and following conversations.
Their attention deficit may affect their vocations since planning in what order to do a series of instructions or activities can be very challenging for any ADHD adult. Carrying out tasks that involve reading written material can also prove to be a real stretch for these adults.
Saying things without thinking, and later regret having said them is perhaps a more personal and less obvious symptom of ADHD in adults. This tendency to make quick decisions without thinking about what the outcome could be is possibly the cause of unexpected results in various aspects of their lives. This is especially trying when it comes to personal as well as professional relationships with people, as they are characterized by a tendency to talk first and think later.
The adult ADHD symptom that is better known is hyperactivity. These adults almost always seem to be on the go. They appear to be very much more comfortable when they are moving than when they have to sit still. Either their hands or their feet will move when they do sit still.
Answering questions before the questions have been fully asked is another habit of the ADHD adult since there is a lot of chatting going on in their heads. Thoughts seem to be bouncing around in their heads.
This leads to ADHD adults working on more than one project at a time, and finding it particularly difficult to finish many of them. Their minds are so busy that it is really hard to function and focus on the urgent activities as opposed to the important tasks.
The emotions related to adult ADHD symptoms are perhaps the hardest to deal with – quick tempers, irritability and mood swings can be a cause for concern.
Your awareness of what you need to pay attention to can lead you to the thought that tools are needed in order to overcome some of these adult ADHD symptoms.