75% of Adults with ADHD do not know they have it
When we think of ADHD, we think of children (typically boys) who have a "sit still" problem. They struggle with grades and behaviors. They are treated when the teacher brings these issues to the attention of the parents.
But what about the daydreamers? The forgetful? The perfectionist who works harder than everyone else to get the same grade? These children, especially those with a higher IQ go under the radar, understandably so, until they reach adulthood.
ADHD in Adults
As adults, we are presented with more responsibilities. You could handle childhood and early twenties, but now that you are an adult with all the responsibilities that come with it, your ADHD symptoms have become evident or harder to manage. Here are some things to consider to determine if you have undiagnosed
- Trouble with transitions (getting out the door on time)
- Time blindness
- Sensitive to rejection or perceived rejection
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Misplacing things frequently
- Emotional reactivity
This podcast describes the symptoms of ADHD found in adults and also talks about gender differences in diagnosing.
If things have become unmanageable and overwhelming, I am here to listen. Let's schedule a time to chat and see if we might be a good fit.