ADHD stands for ‘attention deficit hyperactivity disorder’, and it is a psychological condition that exhibits a number of behavioural symptoms. The condition can occur in anyone regardless of their intellectual ability, though it is more commonly found in people who have some kind of learning difficulty.
It is commonly diagnosed in children, but it is also diagnosed in adults and results in a number of symptoms. These symptoms become more noticeable as a person gets older, and today around 4% of people actually have this condition. So how do you know if you have it?
Take a look at these top 10 most common symptoms of ADHD. If you notice them in yourself, or in your child, you may have the condition. If you are concerned, you can speak to your doctor who will be able to talk you through the condition. In many cases, medication is not necessary, but in more extreme cases, doctors can discuss treatment options with you.
1. General restlessness
Restlessness is one of the most common symptoms of ADHD, and the one that most people seem to know about. In children it can be difficult to diagnose the condition, as children tend to be restless anyway. However, in adults, it is far more noticeable – and a person can notice in themselves that they are feeling restless.
This is essentially the adult form of hyperactivity, as adults are less likely to run around and jump like children. If you can’t sit still, you might have ADHD.