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What struggles do people with ADHD face?

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What struggles do people with ADHD face?
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Anonymous
September 22nd, 2019 12:18am
Struggles only people with ADHD can understand 1. Nothing on earth is interesting enough to keep your attention over the sound of loud shoes click clacking against the floor. 2. You know the easiest way to clean a room is to throw everything away. 3. As soon as you let me know you got adult ADHD, you get to hear a half-hour tale on how they also have someone with ADHD but are not diagnosed and how they do all the same things and they totally relate. 4. Whenever anyone tells you that, you just lack discipline. 5. You get highway hypnosis from reading long books. 6. When you have to work in any open space that is not the quietest, emptiest, most boring library ever. 7. The one time you found your purse in the fridge. 8. Every time, there is something that keeps getting you… missing the little details. 9. You keep 23 windows open on your computer.
Orgyen
September 27th, 2019 8:02am
Hyperactivity, reading difficulties, focusing issues, social isolation, not able to express their true talents. ADHD persons are true geniuses, most of the well known scientist and artists had it including, Albert Einstein, Leonardo Davinci to name a few. They understand the 3D world in a fascinating way and if they learn to work with it they can achieve fulfillment to their life. In the past it has been treated with various substances like Retalin and that cause a big dissasociation and social disturbance. Nowadays there is a greater understanding into the mechanism that cause it and can be treated as well as identified from small ages.
EladTheDreamer
July 1st, 2016 2:17pm
You allways feel like your mind is on a racing track but your body is bounded to your place, and the disonans colides and makes you act impulsively, to be unconcentraited and to forget things or float away, even while engaged in an activity,
caringEmercyWolfie32
July 13th, 2016 3:53am
ADHD people, they can't focus correctly, they might seem always hyper. The fidget or twitch alot and they might stutter because of it.
Anonymous
July 16th, 2016 3:07pm
They struggle with hyperactivity, nor being able to focus, sometimes they can be quote disobedient and difficult to handle. But they are diffrent for every person
Letirbeforyou
July 28th, 2016 8:55am
Struggle concentrating and focusing. Being hyperactive to where they cannot focus and jump from one thing to another.
Anonymous
July 29th, 2016 6:56pm
ADHD makes it hard to keep your attention on a task, so spending time behind the wheel of a car can be hard. ADHD symptoms can make some people more likely to speed, have traffic accidents, and lose their driver’s licenses. While many children with ADHD are “hyperactive,” this ADHD symptom often appears differently in adults. Rather than bouncing off the walls, adults with ADHD are more likely to be restless or find they can’t relax. If you have adult ADHD, others might describe you as edgy or tense.
Listensforhelp
August 26th, 2016 6:48pm
ADHD involves symptoms of not only anxiety but feeling stuck too. Throughout the day many people struggle with different thoughts and can't usually cope without reassurance too their present moods like most people. It may be diffucult too succeed in learning whereas other people can immediately learn whatever they want. Medication can help cope with the symptoms but attention deficate disorder is a common problem effecting people across the world.
Anonymous
September 4th, 2016 6:10pm
A busy mind and body. Very active and hard to still still. Always moving and challenged by focusing on one thing at a time. Easily distracted.
chloeross
September 25th, 2016 10:41pm
As a person with ADHD it is hard to stay focused and when you are medicated there are the downfalls of them changing your mood, sex drive and ability to eat in a way that would be considered a healthy amount.
coffeekitten14
October 7th, 2016 12:38pm
People with ADHD have a hard time focusing, paying attention, or doing things for an extended amount of time.
Anonymous
October 7th, 2016 6:49pm
It is different for everyone. Personally, I find it very hard to concentrate for any length of time. I also find it very hard to sit still and not fidget with everything around me.
Grins
October 15th, 2016 10:39am
Being understood. Having problems focusing. Sometimes hard to have patience. Being misunderstood. Having troubles communicating with others.
gracling
October 19th, 2016 12:12am
You have very loud thoughts. Those thoughts can be of what you're gonna do next or what you're gonna do when you get home or what you are gonna say next. You non-stop move and when you do this it doesn't feel right in your head and body.
Anonymous
October 20th, 2016 2:25am
It can get really frustrating when you cant get any focus or concentration on your work that way it takes way longer than normal. I also have a very hard time falling asleep.
Anonymous
October 25th, 2016 12:17pm
Being able to stay on track and can't keep a thought for more then 2 seconds. Because I was a kid who struggled with ADHD
Anonymous
October 26th, 2016 10:03pm
Focusing on homework, reading , writing. Undertaking projects. And working in a job or in line. Really hard.
confidentbruce17
October 29th, 2016 10:01am
They struggle with hard learning AKA Slow learning they can not focus on school work or mostly anything they can not stay seated in there seats for a long periods of time they can talk alot and talk alot to there self they cannot stay organized and can be messy and they are hard listeners they do not listen to people well and they dont care about alot of things in life they have a hard time starting something and not finishing it or they will not do something untill the last minute they will do it they have bad anger issues they will get mad and throw things/break things/yell loud over little things that happen around them or to them and it affects there life alot and can lead to serious health issues in the future
PoolOfBrokenMemories
November 10th, 2016 10:53pm
In the end, the finer details that people with ADHD face will be personal to the individual. In general ADHD is defined issues are listed as "problems concentrating, impulsive behaviour, very active behaviour, etc...". Yes it is an attention disorder and people who have ADHD might act hyperactive but this is due to a chemical imbalance. People with ADHD need to receive more impulses to get to a state of satisfaction and that explains the hyperactivity. Sitting still for a person with ADHD feels a bit like being locked up for people who do not have ADHD. The good news is that there are working treatments (both therapeutic, medicinal or combined) and it usually diminishes with age it still can create struggles. On a social level it can be difficult to maintain friendships and relationships. At work and school (environment that can really limit neurological impulses) it can be really difficult for people with ADHD to maintain a steady level of achievement. A course that interest them and gives them the impulses they need may allow them to get amazing results while another subject that bore them might be the reason they abandon the road towards getting a degree. One of my best friends has ADHD and I have the outmost respect for him, he only got diagnosed at age 24 after he left college without a degree and while he is a very friendly guy he had difficulty maintaining relationships. While he is successful in general he tells me (and I truly believe him) that not getting diagnosed and treated at a younger age affected his life as a whole. Getting a proper diagnose (the sooner the better) and the right treatment while at the same time accepting a long term psycholical issue is a hard pill to swallow.
Anonymous
November 10th, 2016 11:01pm
Some struggles people with ADHD have are sitting still, constantly fidgeting, have a hard time paying attention. They have a constant need to move around.
Bonnie1
November 18th, 2016 8:28pm
ADHD symptoms include limited attention span, and hyperactivity. Some individuals have trouble with focusing, concentrating, and remaining still for long periods of time.
Hannah578
February 17th, 2017 4:12pm
One of the many struggles that people with ADHD face is other people not understanding the condition. This could be anyone. They will take one look at the person with ADHD, and instead of understanding that that person can't help what they are doing, that person will treat them like they are stupid and disrespectful, when they are the complete opposite.
Anonymous
February 22nd, 2017 12:31am
People struggles with concentration. They get distracted easily. They tend to forget things, ( like appointments, keys etc..) They overthink constantly and they're always on the move. They have so many ideas in their mind that they don't know which one to take first so they change their mind. They can be misunderstood often too.
avanef
April 6th, 2017 2:19pm
ADD (ADHD) may affect all aspects of life for many adults, typically leading to significant problems in daily functioning. Adults with ADD (ADHD) often struggle with issues such as: Poor time management and chronic lateness Disorganization Difficulty with planning and prioritizing Difficulty with paperwork and record-keeping Forgetfulness Inconsistency Impulsive decision-making All of these patterns can contribute to many daily difficulties that combine to create a chronic high stress level for many adults with ADD (ADHD). Other problems associated with ADD (ADHD) In addition to problems in daily life management, there are many more serious risks that have been associated with ADD (ADHD), including: Substance Abuse Divorce Child Abuse Family Conflicts Under-employment/unemployment Smoking Obesity/Eating Disorders Poor Driving Record Unplanned pregnancy Sexually transmitted diseases Other psychiatric conditions Sleep disorders Learning disabilities
Tranquilshadows
April 14th, 2017 9:21pm
ADHD Stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder... and can have a range of problems. Sometimes it's as simple as not being able to concentrate on boring things for any length of time... and other times they can have behavioral difficulties, which can make them feel like outcasts.
gentlefinch11
April 19th, 2017 5:16pm
Growing up with undiagnosed ADHD I never thought that I had the freedom to do or be whomever I wanted because I struggled to perform well in school. I struggled to concentrate in class. I struggled to read and to make/keep friends. I felt like I was in a prison. With ADHD some days you might feel jubilant, hyper, and silly, then others you feel scatterbrained, slow, and demotivated.
EmmaJosephine
May 10th, 2017 6:32am
My boyfriend has ADHD. he sometimes has difficulties speaking about it because he is worried people see it as an 'excuse' (for things like bad time-management and bad impulse control), they feel misunderstood and have a strong desire to be accepted and loved for who they are.
Anonymous
June 3rd, 2017 11:09am
Those with ADHD face problems focusing on tasks, but also comments such as "don't you have common sense?" Or "Can't you just sit still for a couple seconds?!" It's very frustrating for people to make you out to be this uncontrollable human being, and shame you for something you only have limited control over. Especially when the alternative of being yourself, is getting upset and shutting down so that you can finally be "normal". It is especially frustrating when people refer their behavior to being on drugs, as it is difficult to explain to someone ADHD when they either won't listen, or don't accept having ADHD as a viable answer, given how common and even so, misunderstood as a result.
Anonymous
June 25th, 2017 8:05pm
I have ADHD myself, I mostly struggle with focusing and learning. I often lose attention by playing with my hair or pencil. That is one of the things the struggle, is paying attention.
Anonymous
July 20th, 2017 6:29pm
Different. The brain is often racing, and people with ADHD experience the world in a way that others don't easily understand or related to. Overwhelmed, secretly or overtly. Keeping daily life under control takes much more work than others realize.