Adults Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Support in York, Manchester & online
What is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse.
Symptoms of ADHD are often noticed earlier in life. However, many adults will be diagnosed in later life. There are many strengths and challenges associated with peoples’ experiences of ADHD.
Symptoms of ADHD
The symptoms of ADHD can be categorised into two types of behavioural problems – inattentiveness (including difficulty concentrating and focusing) and hyperactivity.
The main symptoms include:
Poor organisational skills
Inability to focus or prioritise
Carelessness and lack of attention to detail
Continually starting new tasks before finishing old ones
Continually losing or misplacing things
Difficulty keeping quiet and often speaking out of turn / interrupting others
Mood swings and irritability
Inability to deal with stress
Taking risks in activities, with little or no regard for personal safety or the safety of others – for example, driving dangerously