Monday, April 30, 2007

Adult ADHD

ADHD means attention-deficit hyperactive disorder. According to Edward C. Geehr, MD, it is not just a kids disorder. There is also adult ADHD. He added that in fact, about 65% of children with ADHD carry the disorder into adulthood, making it an adult problem as well.

Do you suspect that you may also have ADHD? Well, if yes, then you may be one of the estimated six to 15 million adults with ADHD.

How can you know that you have ADHD? Here are some questions to consider if you think you may have ADHD:

Does your mind wander while you are working on a task?

Are you easily distracted?

Do you tend to start a project and have difficulty completing it?

Does your attention stray in the middle of a conversation?

Are you forgetful about appointments and regular events?

Do you have difficulty relaxing?

Are you impatient when you need to wait?

Do you fidget and shift constantly in your seat?

Do you commonly lose track of keys, purses and other items?

Do you interrupt others before they finish speaking?

Is it difficult for you to manage or resolve conflicts?

If these issues sound familiar, you may want to consult a healthcare professional.


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