For years now we’ve all been trained to have at least a semi-understanding of some of the signs to look for when accessing whether a child could have ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADHD, the H representing the word hyperactive. However, I think we’ve all been slow to accept the fact that ADD affects adults as well.
The subject has become especially interesting to me since having a friend diagnosed with Adult ADD and seeing firsthand the difference medication can make.
The following information comes from Newportnaturalhealth.com and Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, M.D.
Individuals with ADD may become depressed and/or anxious over their seeming inability to accomplish things, setting the stage for new symptoms and complications. And many people don’t even realize they have symptoms of ADD.
Symptoms of ADHD and ADD
•Trouble concentrating, especially when reading
•Being easily distracted
•Disorganization and procrastination
•Addictive behavior (e.g., drugs, drinking, gambling, overeating, excessive shopping)
•Anxiety, depression, mood swings
•Impulsive and risky behavior, including reckless driving
•Inability to finish projects, lacking motivation
•Forgetfulness, chronic lateness
•Being short-tempered, inability to tolerate frustration
If you believe that you might have the symptoms of Adult ADD or ADHD, the following link provides a quick adult ADHD screening test.