Any additional problems or conditions experienced by children with ADHD, such as depression or dyslexia, may also continue into adulthood. By the age of 25, an estimated 15% of people diagnosed with ADHD as children still have a full range of symptoms, and 65% still have some symptoms that affect their daily lives.
The symptoms in children and teenagers, which are listed on the Child ADHD page, are sometimes also applied to adults with possible ADHD. But some specialists say that the way in which inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness affect adults can be very different from the way they affect children.
For example, hyperactivity tends to decrease in adults, while inattentiveness tends to get worse as the pressure of adult life increases. Adult symptoms of ADHD also tend to be far more subtle than childhood symptoms.
Carelessness and Lack of Attention to Detail
Continually Starting New Tasks before Finishing Old Ones
Poor Organisational Skills
Inability to Focus or Prioritise
Continually Losing or Misplacing Things
Restlessness and Edginess
Difficulty Keeping Quiet and Speaking out of Turn
Blurting out Responses and Often Interrupting Others
Mood Swings, Irritability, and a Quick Temper
Inability to Deal with Stress
Taking Risks with Little Regard for Safety i.e. Driving Dangerously
As with ADHD in children and teenagers, ADHD in adults can occur alongside several related problems or conditions. Some of those are listed here.
These are conditions in which an individual differs significantly from an average person, in terms of how they think, perceive, feel, or relate to others.
Bipolar is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another.
(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
This is a condition that causes obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour.