What is ADHD?

Check out this video that reveals the symptoms of ADHD in adults, teenagers and children.

Do you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Here are ten warning signs of ADHD:

conquer attention deficit disorder without ritalin1. Poor concentration. You’re like a light switch. You’re turned off whenever something is boring, too complicated, or hard to understand. You just don’t have enough of a boost to focus and stay on track. Unless something interests you, it's hard to concentrate and focus. Over-focus can also be a problem, causing you to dwell on things (rather than letting go and moving on).

2. Distraction. You’re easily distracted. If something doesn’t capture your attention, then you tune out. You start thinking about other things. Part of the problem is a lack of stimulation. If you don’t have enough stimulation (or arousal) then your thoughts will be elsewhere.

symptoms of ADHD in adults, teenagers and children3. Disorganization. You tend to be all-over-the-place and scattered. Your workspace is messy. Perhaps you’re a pack rat who doesn’t like to get rid of anything. You lose or misplace things. Getting organized is a big chore, and it’s hard for you to come up with a game plan for getting things done. Sometimes, you put things off because you feel overwhelmed. Creative ideas come to you quickly, but putting the pieces together is a challenge. You can’t figure out how to get things done in a fast, efficient, and organized way. Sometimes, it’s easier to quit then to keep going. You hate being disorganized, and feel stuck in a rut. You aren’t sure how to make things better, either. Another challenge is time management: Being on-time, doing too many things at once, and underestimating how long it takes to complete a task.

bored4. Restlessness. You have a low tolerance for boredom. Waiting in line is pure torture. If you’re listening to a boring speaker, you’d like to get up and leave. You prefer sound bites to long-winded explanations. By the way, why do some people take so long to get to the point? They’re driving you crazy. Part of the problem is that you have nervous energy. Sometimes, your mind chatters or races, distracting you from getting things done. Restlessness is also evident when you can’t sit still, or you’re tapping your fingers or feet. If you have a lot of your mind, you’re likely to be wound up, wired and wide awake.

symptoms of ADHD in adults, teenagers and children
5. Low arousal. You can’t seem to get into gear. You’re bored or feel apathetic. For some reason, you have trouble starting projects, switching between activities, or finishing your work. If something doesn’t interest or challenge you, then you might as well forget it.

6. Craving for stimulation. Perhaps you’re a thrill seeker or adrenaline junkie. This gives you an extra push that helps you to focus. You crave stimulation and there’s nothing like a little excitement to stir things up. You look for ways to turn on your brain power. You might drink coffee, soda, or energy drinks. Whatever it takes, you need a boost to get yourself up and ready for action. You might even pick a fight, run around the room, scream at the top of your lungs, or do something else to get yourself into gear. Sometimes, a little excitement is just what you need to turn on your brainpower.

symptoms of ADHD in adults, teenagers and children7. Impulsiveness. You blurt out whatever comes to mind, without thinking first. Sometimes, you do or say things that you later regret. You might butt in on other people’s conversations. Your impulsiveness may also be evident when you’re driving. You may drive too fast, run stop signs or red lights, or get angry with other drivers. At work, you might quit or give up because of minor conflicts or frustration. In personal relationships, you might end things suddenly or make impulsive commitments. Sometimes, impulsiveness makes reading difficult. You give up easily, because the material is complicated, hard to understand, or doesn’t get to the point immediately.

8. Poor short-term memory. You have good insights— but some times, your thoughts race by so fast that you can’t make sense of them. You enter into a room to get something, and then immediately forget what it was. You lose track because you can’t seem to hold on to your thoughts long enough. This is a short-term memory problem. Another problem is reading something and then immediately forgetting what you’ve just read. It’s like not having enough RAM (Random Access Memory) in your computer. If you don’t have enough RAM, your computer may be slow, give you error messages, or shut down. The same thing happens with your brain when you have a poor short-term memory. Your brain doesn’t seem to be operating at peak capacity.

9. Dissatisfaction and frustration. You might to be performing below your ability. Or perhaps you’re employed below your ability. You do a mediocre job when you’re capable of much more. It all adds up to frustration and disillusionment with life. You’d like to accomplish more, but you’re not sure how to make things happen. It’s frustrating when there is a huge gap between where you are and where you want to be.

10. Emotionally wounded. The harder you try, the worse things get. You feel like giving up. ADHD is emotionally draining and overwhelming. Sometimes you hate yourself and wonder if things will ever get better. How can you be optimistic about the future when ADHD keeps holding you back from being all that you can be?

Sound familiar? If you recognize at least six of these symptoms, then you probably have ADHD. What you’re experiencing is not imaginary. ADHD is a real problem, but there is also a real solution for it. There is no need to be overwhelmed, confused, or frustrated any longer. In my book, I'll show you how to train your brain and transform your life, so that you can conquer ADHD in 60 days, without Ritalin.

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