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What challenges might an adult with ADHD experience?

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If you have ADHD, you may have trouble with:

These may affect you a lot, or they may not bother you much. They can be problems all of the time or just depend on the situation.

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic boredom
  • Chronic lateness and forgetfulness
  • Depression
  • Trouble concentrating when reading
  • Trouble controlling anger
  • Problems at work
  • Impulsiveness
  • Low tolerance for frustration
  • Low self-esteem
  • Mood swings
  • Poor organization skills
  • Procrastination
  • Relationship problems
  • Substance abuse or addiction

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Adult ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)."

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

FamilyDoctor.org: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Adult ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)."

Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

FamilyDoctor.org: "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 10, 2017

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