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What is working with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) like?

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They can be easily distracted by sights or sounds. So when you're talking with another office mate nearby, it may be very hard for him to do to the task at hand.

Adults with ADHD often crave a lot of stimulation and excitement, so they can't stand doing ho-hum, routine tasks like paperwork. They can take longer to do these kinds of projects or often avoid doing them entirely.

It's tough for them to stay on top of things. You can help by suggesting how to break a project into manageable parts.

SOURCES:

Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders : "Underdiagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adult Patients: A Review of the Literature."

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): "Workplace Issues," "Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults, "Mastering Social Skills," "Marriage and Partnerships."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)."

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "Undiagnosed Adult ADHD a High Cost for Society."

Clinical Child and Family Psychological Review : "Misuse of Stimulant Medication Among College Students: A Comprehensive Review and Meta-analysis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Attention Deficit Disorder Without Hyperactivity (ADD) in Adults."

American Psychological Association: "Pay attention to me."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Combination of ADHD and poor emotional control runs in families."

American Journal of Psychiatry : "Deficient emotional self-regulation and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a family risk analysis."

Current Topics in Behavior and Neuroscience : "Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities in ADHD."

JAMA : "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Relaxation With Educational Support for Medication-Treated Adults With ADHD and Persistent Symptoms."

Personality and Individual Differences : "Creative style and achievement in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder."

University of Michigan News: "Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder score high in creativity."

Technical University of Munich: "Harnessing ADHD for business success."

Journal of Business Venturing Insights : "Entrepreneurship and psychological disorders: How ADHD can be productively harnessed."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 31, 2017

SOURCES:

Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders : "Underdiagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adult Patients: A Review of the Literature."

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): "Workplace Issues," "Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults, "Mastering Social Skills," "Marriage and Partnerships."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)."

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: "Undiagnosed Adult ADHD a High Cost for Society."

Clinical Child and Family Psychological Review : "Misuse of Stimulant Medication Among College Students: A Comprehensive Review and Meta-analysis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Attention Deficit Disorder Without Hyperactivity (ADD) in Adults."

American Psychological Association: "Pay attention to me."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Combination of ADHD and poor emotional control runs in families."

American Journal of Psychiatry : "Deficient emotional self-regulation and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a family risk analysis."

Current Topics in Behavior and Neuroscience : "Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities in ADHD."

JAMA : "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Relaxation With Educational Support for Medication-Treated Adults With ADHD and Persistent Symptoms."

Personality and Individual Differences : "Creative style and achievement in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder."

University of Michigan News: "Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder score high in creativity."

Technical University of Munich: "Harnessing ADHD for business success."

Journal of Business Venturing Insights : "Entrepreneurship and psychological disorders: How ADHD can be productively harnessed."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on August 31, 2017

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