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12 Silent Signs of Adult ADHD You Might Be Ignoring

The Healthy Logo By Charlotte Hilton Andersen of The Healthy | Slide 1 of 13: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common chronic condition that affects about 9.4 percent of U.S. children, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and about 4.4 percent of U.S. adults, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH). This neurobehavioral disorder can sometimes have a genetic component, and it can be complex and difficult to understand, says Roseann Capanna-Hodge, PsyD, Pediatric Mental Health Expert and the founder of Dr. Roseann and Associates. “ADHD comprises a combination of issues that may include difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, as well as poor executive functioning,” she says. “It can impact a child’s or an adult’s focus, learning, social, and school or work functioning.” In adults, the symptoms are not always obvious. Here are some of the most common signs of ADHD that you might be ignoring.

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common chronic condition that affects about 9.4 percent of U.S. children, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and about 4.4 percent of U.S. adults, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH). This neurobehavioral disorder can sometimes have a genetic component, and it can be complex and difficult to understand, says Roseann Capanna-Hodge, PsyD, Pediatric Mental Health Expert and the founder of Dr. Roseann and Associates.

“ADHD comprises a combination of issues that may include difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, as well as poor executive functioning,” she says. “It can impact a child’s or an adult’s focus, learning, social, and school or work functioning.” In adults, the symptoms are not always obvious. Click through the slide show above for some of the most common signs of ADHD that you might be ignoring.

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