Symptoms of ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that the NHS summarises as “a condition that affects people's behaviour.” It is a neurodevelopmental condition with a range of symptoms including inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, although it can present differently in women and girls. If you have ADHD you may find that you struggle to focus on tasks, are prone to forgetting details, and might have difficulty in following instructions. You might also experience the reverse, where you become so hyper-focused on a single topic or task that you forget about everything else. You could find yourself exhibiting impulsive behaviour, such as interrupting conversations, or engaging in risky activity, like overspending, without considering the consequences. You might also experience hyperactivity; excessive fidgeting, restlessness, and an inability to stay still for extended periods, whether at home or at work or school.