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Chapter 22. ADHD > Adult ADHD Characteristics

Adult ADHD Characteristics

  • Restlessness: Always on the go, uncomfortable when inactive.

  • Attention problems: Forgetful, tends to lose things, has difficulty concentrating on reading or conversations, is easily distracted.

  • Unstable mood: Shifts from normal mood to excitement, depression, or boredom.

  • Irritability/temper: Prone to outbursts that damage relationships.

  • Emotionally overreactive: Easily stressed out.

  • Disorganized: Poorly organized in work and time management.

  • Impulsive: Interrupts, talks excessively, speaks before thinking, acts on feelings before thinking things through, and then says or does things that are ill advised.


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