The top symptoms of Adult ADHD.
As someone who was diagnosed with Adult ADHD at the age of thirty-five, I know a thing or two about ADHD symptoms. The more I look online to research the latest in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the more I see patterns in the symptoms and behaviour of those like myself who have the condition. Here’s a quick overview of some of the top symptoms of Adult ADHD:
Difficulty Staying Organized
– No kidding! That can be a huge one for me, and I’ve found that to stick with things and do well, I need to be personally interested in them to some degree.
Reckless Behaviour in Relationships
– Bang-on again. Not only have I pushed a lot of women away in earlier years, it was like I was living out the movie Good Will Hunting by pushing before I could get hurt. Sure, there are other possible reasons for this, but adultery is another one for some ADHD’ers. Yep – I know someone with the condition who just pulled that crap on her spouse. ‘Simply my $0.02.
Erratic, Dangerous Driving
– This one makes perfect sense, since those of us with ADHD can be spontaneously intense or reckless if we don’t know ourselves and stay calm. Personally, I love driving safe, but as a younger man, I had a couple of speeding tickets, and anger at other drivers when they would drive under the speed limit, swerve out of confusion, etc. Deep breaths and a focus on the big picture of life are essential when driving, I’ve learned.
– A-ha! This one has been rough for me in the past, since I had a short fuse at times in the public space. I’m nearly forty now, so I’ve mellowed a lot, but I still speak my mind if I see someone doing something I deem to be disruptive to others in public. The difference is that I do it strategically, and only to help myself and others as a leader. Not an angry person looking for a fight. Still, there is merit to this one for many with Adult ADHD.
– Bingo yet again! Back in the day, I used to be late a lot of the time. If I didn’t care about a job, I would often be late until I was let go, but I matured as years went by. Success is a direct result of being on-time, having the right attitude, and striving to be the absolute best we can be. No mistaking that for a second.
Why have I put my personal thoughts on each of these points? Because I was diagnosed with Adult ADHD! I have it, and the more I and others know about it, the more successful we can become by being honest and continually working to become better people!
Yes, it really is that simple. Medication is often needed, but not always. It just depends on the severity of the condition. Trust me on that one. Always remember – Adult ADHD also comes with a lot of gifts! Creativity, passion, thinking outside the box, and a lot more! Just look at the celebrities who have it!