10 Symptoms of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 6.1 million children and 4.4% of adults. Left untreated, ADHD can affect your performance at work or school. It can even affect your relationships with co-workers, friends, and family.

Fortunately, ADHD is treatable. If you spot the signs of ADHD, we at TMS Treatment Center suggest you pay us a visit to explore your options. Board-certified psychiatrist Jacob Bishop, MD,  and board-certified neuropsychologist Peter Gager, PhD, offer TMS treatments to help reduce the severity of your symptoms. 

Continue reading to explore 10 common symptoms of ADHD.

3 types of ADHD symptoms

ADHD affects children and adults differently, and not everyone experiences the same types of symptoms. ADHD symptoms fall into three groups:

If you have ADHD, it’s not uncommon to experience any of the following:

5 symptoms of inattention

Inattention can affect both children and adults with ADHD. It’s more than just not paying attention. These symptoms include:

These symptoms can dramatically affect the quality of work and the quantity of work you can produce.

2 symptoms of hyperactivity

Hyperactivity is often connected to ADHD, and hyperactivity can present itself in many ways including: 

In addition to squirming in your seat, you might notice that you always fidget with something in your hands such as a pencil or a piece of paper.

3 symptoms of impulsivity 

Impulsive symptoms include: 

These symptoms can affect your relationship with others. For example, if you blurt out answers at work before your coworker has finished asking a question, it could be misinterpreted as poor social skills, when in reality it's just a symptom of ADHD. 

Children can experience these symptoms too. For example, children might blurt out answers instead of raising their hand, or they may struggle to wait for their turn while playing games.

Treating ADHD and getting the care you need

ADHD is a treatable condition, which means you can be successful in your job and prosperous in your personal life. At TMS Treatment Center, our expert care team is here to help you manage your ADHD symptoms.

If you have questions about ADHD and would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at our Lexington, Kentucky, office.

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