- Difficulty in following directions
- Difficulty in concentrating on a task for long
- Poor memory
- Difficulty in organizing tasks
- Inability to complete tasks within a given time frame
- As you can imagine, this condition causes a number of problems with a person's personal and professional life. Adults diagnosed with ADHD are at a high risk of suffering from anxiety, depression, mood swings, low self-esteem and substance abuse. Thus, especially for adults, ADHD medication is a must.
How to recognize and treat ADHD in adults
When it comes to concentrating on a task, everyone has a different threshold. However, for some people, this threshold is extremely low and they cannot stay focused on one task for more than a few minutes. This is one of the primary symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Contrary to popular belief, this condition not only affects children, but also continues to affect their lives as they grow into adults. In some cases, this condition may not have been diagnosed when the person was a child and is diagnosed only when they are in their adult years. On an average, 60% of the children diagnosed with ADHD continue to show symptoms in their adult life. Some of the most common symptoms ADHD adults showcase include: