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What problems may affect the lives of adults with ADHD?

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In addition to symptoms of inattention and/or impulsiveness, adults with ADHD may have other problems, including:

If these difficulties are not managed appropriately, they can cause emotional, social, occupational and academic problems in adults.

  • Chronic lateness and forgetfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Poor organizational skills
  • Low self-esteem
  • Employment problems
  • Short temper
  • Difficulty finishing a task
  • Unthinking and immediate response; difficulty controlling behavior
  • Restlessness

SOURCES: 

Centers for Disease Control. 

Searight, H. R. November 2000.  Am Fam Physician,

FDA: “FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 1, 2017

SOURCES: 

Centers for Disease Control. 

Searight, H. R. November 2000.  Am Fam Physician,

FDA: “FDA permits marketing of first brain wave test to help assess children and teens for ADHD.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 1, 2017

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