What ADHD is really like. It’s more than problems with focus and concentration. I discuss ADHD in adulthood symptoms. ADHD and hyperfocus are an unexpected combination.
In an adult with ADHD, here’s what you can see with the hyperactive type. You can have restlessness, impulsive or compulsive behavior like shopping gambling and drinking
• Trouble regulating emotions
• Acting without thinking this would be the impulsivity
With the inattentive/disorganized type you can see things like
• Procrastination, being late all the time, losing things
• Poor follow-through or not finishing projects
• Wandering thoughts,
• Clutter, forgetfulness, or even anxiety
A common misconception though with ADHD is that if you have ADHD you can focus at all. But actually people with ADD can hyperfocus on things that they’re really interested in to the exclusion of other things around them. This hyperfocus can be used to your advantage in choosing a career path. Understanding your strengths and weaknesses can help you choose the right career and manage your symptoms possibly without medication.
ADHD can have a huge impact on relationships, I will discuss that in an upcoming video.