ADHD does not just impact kids! There are many adults who struggle with the impact ADHD has on their personal and professional lives. Some adults who have ADHD received a diagnosis as a child. These people may or may not have been provided with extra support while growing up. Some may have tried medication, some may still take medication, others have never had medication.
There are other adults with ADHD who never received a diagnosis as a child. These people pursued a diagnosis as an adult. Still others are professionally undiagnosed, but they are pretty sure they have ADHD. Regardless of the path to diagnosis, those with ADHD are often confused and maybe even embarrassed that they have these struggles as an adult. Adults with ADHD:
- Struggle to stay organized
- May look focus in conversation or at work
- May have difficulty getting started on tasks they want and/or need to complete
- Often have difficult finishing what they start
- May makes impulsive decisions
- Struggle with memory
- Loose items they need (i.e., misplace phones, keys, documents, etc)
In addition to these difficulties, those with ADHD often struggle with feelings of failure. They may have anxiety because they worry about not getting stuff done that they need to complete. Adults with ADHD may feel as though they under perform at work. Some feel as though they perform well, but they have to try too hard and are tired. For some people their relationships are impacted.
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If this sounds like you, Mountain Vista Psychology can help. We offer a variety of services from initial diagnosis to interventions and support so that you can better live life. You don’t have to keep struggling.
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