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Adult ADHD Support

Think you might have Adult ADHD? Here are some common signs.

While the presentation of ADHD can vary from person to person, there are some common and persistent patterns that are observed for 6 months or more depending on the type of ADHD one may have.

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There are 3 types of ADHD:

  1. Inattentive

  2. Hyperactive and Impulsive

  3. Combined


Inattentive ADHD can often look like:

  • Forgetting tasks or appointments

  • Misplacing things

  • Being distracted easily

  • Difficulty staying focused

  • Difficulty finishing tasks

  • Difficulty organizing time

  • Zoning out during conversations

  • Losing your train of thought

Hyperactive and Impulsive ADHD can often look like:

  • Fidgeting

  • Restlessness

  • Excessive talking

  • Unable to wait your turn

  • Difficulty engaging quietly in leisure activities

  • Difficulty remaining seated, e.g. during school or in meetings

  • Interrupting others

  • Answering a question before it is complete


Adults with Combined ADHD experience challenges of both Inattentive and Hyperactive and Impulsive ADHD.


The Attention Deficit Disorder Association has put together an Adult ADHD test to help you understand if your experience potentially aligns with an ADHD diagnosis. For more information on the specific criteria of ADHD, consult the DSM-5 or click here.  If receiving a diagnosis would be helpful, talk to your doctor about performing an assessment.

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What is ADHD Support?
What does it look like?

ADHD support consists of therapy or medication or both.


ADHD medication increases the levels of certain neurotransmitters, which help to regulate brain activity. Stimulant medications are more commonly used for ADHD, but non-stimulant medications are available as well.


Therapy is also very effective in helping navigate ADHD and can help you:

  • Improve time management

  • Improve organizational skills

  • Learn how to manage impulsivity

  • Develop self-awareness and healthier coping strategies

  • Address problematic thought patterns

  • Improve self-esteem

  • Improve communication

  • Understand how ADHD impacts your relationships and learn ways to improve them

Therapy can help those who struggle with ADHD address the challenges they face, understand their way of thinking and better adjust to their school, work and relationships.

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