You're Late, Lost and Loveless. Normal Life or Adult ADHD?
Just because you can't find your keys, your desk is a mess and you blow up at your boyfriend doesn't mean you have adult attention deficit disorder. Then again, it might. Here's how to tell the difference.
Maybe you asked yourself this question the last time you were late for work, procrastinated before starting a project, misplaced your keys or zoned out in a meeting. For 8 to 9 million American adults, the answer is yes, they do have adult ADHD.
Do you? You could look at an adult symptoms checklist. Ever zone out, make careless mistakes, have trouble finishing projects, lose things, forget stuff? Ever feel restless, get impatient, talk a blue streak, blurt things out?
Of course you do! Everyone does -- once in a while. How can you tell if it’s really ADHD?