This persistent disorder is mostly found in children and teens, and can be discovered when one is an adult. It makes children be hyperactive and are not in a position to have their impulses in control. Children begin to have problems in school and at home. Also, when a child finds it hard to pay attention in school, he or she might be having the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is hard for adults with ADHD to manage their time, set goals, have high self-esteem, and manage a relationship.
ADHD can be categorized into primarily inattentive and primarily hyperactive. A patient with the primarily inattentive type hardly pays attention when being given instructions. As a result, he or she makes careless mistakes in schoolwork. Moreover, a person is most likely to miss some details and the work done is not accurate. Also, it is hard to pay attention to lengthy readings and lectures. It appears that the person does not listen when spoken to directly. Even in the absence of things to distract a person, their mind would still seem to be elsewhere. It is hard for the person to finish chores, job requirements, and schoolwork. The mind of a person with the disorder suddenly goes off after starting a certain activity.
Furthermore, it is hard for the person to organize activities and tasks. Often, their work is always messy. Also, they restrain themselves from doing things that require them to put much mental effort. Again, they make sure that they do not review lengthy papers and preparing of reports. Moreover, they misplace essential items like school material, keys, and mobile phones. Irrelevant things may distract older adults. Having unrelated thoughts is a characteristic of a person with ADHD. It becomes hard for older adults to remember essential things; often, they fail to pay bills on time, return calls, and keep an appointment.
For primarily hyperactive type, the patient may not be in a position to be involved in leisure activities quietly. Often, the person may be restless and start tapping their feet or hands when seated. The person may see it necessary to leave his or her seat even when it is required that every person be seated. Kids may start climbing in inappropriate places. The person talks beyond what is expected, and even goes to the extent of speaking when it is not his or turn. Besides, he or she interrupts other peoples’ conversations without asking for permission. Furthermore, the person answers a question even before it is completed. It is hard for a person with ADHD symptoms to wait for his or her turn. Therefore, ADHD persists for a long time.