Do You Have Undiagnosed ADHD?

Spot the signs early for better ADHD management and support.

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Growing awareness of ADHD has led to more people getting diagnosed. However, there are still many people out there with ADHD who have not been diagnosed, and are battling this condition without any support. This guide delves more into some of the signs of ADHD to determine whether you may have this condition, and what you can do about it. 

Know the symptoms

ADHD stands for ‘attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder’. The two main symptoms are trouble paying attention to things and a constant restlessness.

Of course, these symptoms can affect people in different ways. So how do you know if you’ve got ADHD? A few signs that you could have ADHD are included below:

  • You regularly start tasks like washing up or writing a text, but don’t finish them. 

  • You have trouble multitasking and get easily stressed juggling duties. 

  • You feel constantly disorganized - your room is a mess and you have trouble keeping on top of schedules

  • You find it hard to relax and often feel you have to be doing something whether it pacing around or playing with something in your hands

  • Sometimes you hyperfocus on certain tasks and may not notice people speaking to you or realize you’ve not eaten

  • You have trouble controlling your emotions and may lose your temper easily, get embarrassingly overexcited or even cry over small things

  • You find it hard to concentrate on conversations that don’t interest you or you find yourself interrupting people. This may cause people to see you as rude and may even lead to social anxiety.