Learning More About ADD / ADHD

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What do adult ADD and ADHD feel like?

Patrick, a real estate agent, often feels restless. His mind is always racing with thoughts of the business he needs to take care of. He is constantly on the go, and he feels incapable of relaxation. He juggles several projects at once, though he rarely has the focus to complete tasks on time. He finds it difficult to sit still. At his desk, he constantly taps his pencil and shakes his leg. As a child, he was called hyperactive, and he had difficulty concentrating in school.

Patrick has adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Adult ADHD possesses many of the same characteristics as adult ADD (difficulty concentrating, disorganization, and impulsivity) with the addition of hyperactivity, or overactive behavior. Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder often have a compulsion to stay busy and on the go. They may find that they feel restless or nervous, and can’t seem to relax or slow down their thoughts. They may also have difficulty sleeping.


Learning More At The Health Center:

What does adult ADD feel like?
What causes ADHD?
Types of Attention Deficit
ADHD and the workplace
ADHD and healthy diet


*Portions of this informational resource have been adapted from The Health Center