Not being able to pay attention or sit still sucks no matter how old you are.
When you were a child, it meant bad grades, misbehaving in class, frequent notes and calls from teachers and endless school conferences about your child’s performance and behavior problems, difficulties making friends, getting in trouble often, and not feeling great about yourself or your abilities. Now that you’re older, the problems are slightly different but the end result is still the same – your attention, concentration, and impulsivity problems are hurting you in multiple areas of your life.
Symptoms of ADHD can affect people well into adulthood.
At work, it means running late to meetings, losing things, not paying attention to details, forgetting to return calls or emails, a messy desk, and missing deadlines. At home, you start but don’t finish chores, forget to things back where they belong, and you lose track of important dates like birthdays and anniversaries. You know you’re driving your boss and partner crazy, but you just can’t help it.