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Put ADHD symptoms back in their place.
Distracting you from chores at home. Invading your social life. When your ADHD symptoms show up unexpectedly — it's time to take control.
The impact of ADHD in adults can extend beyond the workplace. You may be challenged by responsibilities and tasks that happen before and after the workday, in both home and in social settings. If you're diagnosed with ADHD, but feel ADHD symptoms are still interrupting your day after you've taken steps to manage them, talk to your doctor.
While there is no cure for ADHD, it is important to work with your doctor to monitor your symptoms. Even when managing your ADHD, you may continue to experience some of the core symptoms of ADHD. For more information about how your symptoms can impact you at home, at work and in social situations, sign up to learn more about your ADHD.
This is not a complete list of ADHD symptoms. Only a healthcare professional can diagnose ADHD.
ADHD doesn't keep traditional work hours — your symptoms can also show up in places you may not expect, like at home. This may affect your ability to:
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Feeling disorganized? Managing ADHD can be tricky. After the workday, you may find your ADHD symptoms show up in social situations like an uninvited guest. Symptoms may include:
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While at work, you find your ADHD symptoms are taking attention away from your day. ADHD at work can interfere with:
Experiencing ADHD symptoms in multiple settings?
Symptoms must occur often. Having some of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have ADHD. It is important to talk to your doctor. Only a healthcare professional can diagnose ADHD.
While all adults may experience some of the symptoms below, adults with ADHD experience them more frequently and to a greater extent. You may find your symptoms show up at different points during your day — even at times you may not expect, including home, work and social situations.
Having some of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have ADHD. Only a healthcare professional can accurately diagnose ADHD.
Having some of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have ADHD. It is important to see a healthcare professional who can properly diagnose ADHD.
Staying in the groove with home, social and work activities can be a real challenge when you have ADHD.
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Don't wait to ask your doctor about your ADHD. Follow these helpful tips to have a more productive conversation about how to take control of your unexpected symptoms.
Write down your questions ahead of time.
Provide your doctor examples of the symptoms you're experiencing and how frequently.
Don't leave the appointment until you understand your doctor's recommended next steps.
Check back in with your doctor to share how you're doing and discuss if anything has changed.
Each patient's experience with ADHD is different. Only a healthcare professional can diagnose ADHD.
"Every symptom is important. If you keep a list of your ADHD symptoms, you'll be able to remember everything to tell the doctor."
— Chris, actual ADHD patient
"When I talk to my doctor about symptoms at home, I tell her about how I often lose my keys and can never seem to stay focused to finish my laundry."
— Donna, actual ADHD patient
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If you haven't been diagnosed with ADHD and think you may be experiencing symptoms, you can use this screener as a starting point for considering your experience with adult ADHD symptoms or go to ADHDadulthood.com for information. This screener is not a diagnostic tool and is not meant to replace talking with a trained healthcare professional.
Speak up and talk to your doctor to learn how to recognize what's happening with your symptoms. Keep in mind, experiencing some ADHD symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you have ADHD. Only a doctor can accurately diagnose ADHD, and a management plan for your ADHD symptoms can be made only after a thorough clinical evaluation. Regardless of your responses, be sure to maintain regular follow-ups with your doctor about the diagnosis and treatment of your ADHD.
How often do you have trouble wrapping up the final details of a project, once the challenging parts have been done?
How often do you have difficulty getting things in order when you have to do a task that requires organization?
How often do you have problems remembering appointments or obligations?
When you have a task that requires a lot of thought, how often do you avoid or delay getting started?
How often do you fidget or squirm with your hands or feet when you have to sit down for a long time?
How often do you feel overly active and compelled to do things, like you were driven by a motor?
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