How ADHD Impacts Adults Differently

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, most commonly referred to as ADHD, is a mental health condition characterized by a combination of inattention, hyperactivity, and even impulsiveness. ADHD affects about 4% of the adult population, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America — that’s roughly 8 million adults.

ADHD affects more children than adults, and adults with ADHD may not easily recognize its signs and symptoms in themselves. The condition does impact adults differently.

Undiagnosed and untreated ADHD can negatively affect your quality of life. That’s why our health care professionals at Mindful Urgent Care recommend you come in to see us as soon as you suspect you have ADHD and need help managing your symptoms. Here, our dedicated team explains the common symptoms of ADHD in adults and guides you with the possible next steps.

What is ADHD?

ADHD affects your ability to focus and control impulses. It is not a lack of determination or willpower to focus; rather, most experts believe the development of ADHD is influenced by a person’s genes, environment, and subtle nuances in the construction or hardwiring of the brain.

Symptoms of ADHD in adults

Children with ADHD are known for seeming fidgety or demonstrating difficulty concentrating in school. Adults with ADHD also demonstrate visible symptoms, although they can be quite different from what a child with ADHD experiences. Adults may notice:

Untreated ADHD can make you feel unsatisfied — always craving excitement or getting bored easily — which can increase your risk for risky behaviors. It also can affect your ability to produce quality work and form meaningful relationships with co-workers.

Treatment options for adults with ADHD

If you notice any of the symptoms of ADHD, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at Mindful Urgent Care. We’re here to help. When you arrive at our office, we begin with an evaluation and exam. We may suggest any combination of the following treatments:

 

 

At Mindful Urgent Care, we’re happy to provide psychiatric services — and you don’t have to wait weeks for an appointment. If you’re struggling with the symptoms of ADHD, visit one of our convenient New York City offices in Midtown, the Financial District, or West Hempstead. We’re proud to offer same-day appointments. Call the location of your choice, or use our convenient online booking tool.

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