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8 Signs and Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is commonly associated with children, but it can progress into adulthood and present its own unique challenges at a later age. While the adult version shares lack of attention and impulsiveness, it can impact patients in other ways.

Adult ADHD may have started at a younger age, but in some cases it’s not diagnosed until later – and the symptoms may not be as pronounced as they are in children, explains the Mayo Clinic. Pay attention to these eight signs of adult ADHD…

1. Lack of Impulse Control

The Mayo Clinic says adults with ADHD may not even know they have it, but the impulsiveness can manifest in different ways. For example, “inability to control impulses can range from impatience waiting in line or driving in traffic to mood swings and outbursts of anger,” notes the source.

These symptoms are in line with other traits on the clinic’s adult ADHD list, including frequent mood swings, hot temper, low frustration tolerance and trouble coping with stress. Other sources note impulsiveness can mean saying whatever’s on your mind without considering consequences, buying things you don’t need, suddenly quitting a job, or engaging in unprotected intimate encounters.

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