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Signs of Adult ADHD

Signs and Symptoms of Adult ADHD:

A diagnosis of ADHD is based partly on symptoms, which typically change somewhat as a child grows into adulthood. Often the symptoms of hyperactivity become less prominent while problems with concentration and organization increase. Symptoms are categorized into those of inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.

Symptoms of inattentiveness include:

  • Inability to stay focused on tasks
  • Unintentionally tuning out or not paying attention
  • Frequently losing important items
  • Symptoms of hyperactivity include:
  • Excessive talking
  • Inability to sit still and relax even during short periods
  • Exhibiting restlessness, nervous energy

Symptoms of impulsivity include:

  • Mood swings
  • Frequently interrupts others or blurts out inappropriately

Symptoms of Adult ADHD

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Adult ADHD may include:

  • Hyperactivity in adults
    • Inability to relax
    • Restlessness, nervous energy
    • Talking excessively
  • Impulsiveness in adults
  • more symptoms...»

Note that Adult ADHD symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Adult ADHD signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

More Symptoms of Adult ADHD:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Adult ADHD article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

What are the signs of Adult ADHD?

The phrase "signs of Adult ADHD" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Adult ADHD that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Adult ADHD" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Adult ADHD.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Adult ADHD. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Adult ADHD has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Adult ADHD signs or Adult ADHD symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Adult ADHD may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Adult ADHD symptoms.


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