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What struggles do people with ADHD face?

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Last Updated: 01/30/2021 at 12:42pm
What struggles do people with ADHD face?
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funnySeal12
August 20th, 2017 9:17am
different people with adhd face different combinations and permutations of the standard symptoms all to varying degrees at various situations . id suggest you google adhd symptoms and then ask whoever in your life has adhd how they feel about each of them ...... answer based on the assumption that the questioner wants to know how someone else feels
jamesbrains
August 24th, 2017 7:36pm
People with ADHD face many problems daily. For example, my brother cannot control himself enough to do simple things such as chores without his medicine- although he is only 11. Also, it is hard for him to talk to people, meet eyes, or concentrate for any amount of time unless he is engrossed in what he's doing. I've seen him struggle; he can't function well without medicine but the meds make him "not himself". People with ADHD have a harder time with many things.
Streudel
September 14th, 2017 4:01am
People with ADHD have problems with paying attention to a single topic or subject and have difficulty with keeping a mellow amount of energy.
Anonymous
October 19th, 2017 12:12pm
It is hard because I have ADHD myself I have a hard time with my mind racing so I have to step back and take a few breaths and tell myself to slow down it is ok just take your time it will be ok.
Zackery07171995
October 22nd, 2017 1:56am
In my opinion, low self-esteem and low-self-worth are two big struggles people with ADHD face. The many times an authority figure or parental figure tells that one to try harder or you failed at this or that can significantly impact that one in years to come.
atiredsoul
November 15th, 2017 5:21am
Every person with ADHD is effected differently, so it depends on the person and how severe or mild their ADHD is. Common struggles are; not being able to focus, your mind going from one place to another, not being able to stay in one place for long, getting ahead of yourself, stumbling over your words, and other things along those lines. You can always research online!
aestheticallylazy
November 26th, 2017 6:22pm
I am a person who is having ADHD despite being an adult and I won't say it really is a struggle but they are few things... - Usually, we tend to move around a lot. Even if we sit down, a body part will always move. For example, stomping your feet. - We usually can't focus in class - We would interrupt people to speak something or else we'll forget. Also, no one can interrupt us or else we will forget easily - Depression - Mixed Emotions - Sexual Desire - Being bullied/teased by other people due to the fact that they are different There's more of it but I can't seem to remember most of it. By the way, live up to it. I have ADHD and I'm so proud of it that I tell everyone about it and also, I don't take any meds for it.
Anonymous
December 7th, 2017 2:42pm
As a person with ADHD it just distracts me throughout the day, sometimes I can't hold a conversation sometimes because of it. Sometimes I stare off into space and forget that I'm talking to someone and that makes people think I don't want to listen to what they're saying and that causes problems. Sometimes it's hard to cope with ADHD but you get used to it and learn to work with it.
brightMango85
December 15th, 2017 2:08am
People with ADHD are usually very creative, intelligent, and intuitive. However, they do struggle in other areas due to the fact that this is a neurological disorder. Their brain is typically moving at a fast rate, so they have trouble thinking before they speak. This can cause issues in their relationships and many misunderstandings. They also tend to have issues with authority for these same reasons. Being forgetful is another struggle since they have so much going on in their mind at once. Due to all of these "open tabs" in the brain, they also have trouble focusing. All of these things combined, in many cases, causes other issue such as anxiety and depression.
Chitownkid
December 27th, 2017 4:19pm
Everyone who has adhd has a different experience. For the purpose of this question I’ll talk about mine. First thing that is hard is not even the adhd itself but the people around you. People have trouble understanding what having adhd means. People assume that adhd can somehow magically be turned of if they tell you to sit still or focus enough times. It doesn’t work like that, it is completely out of our control. I mean the other stuff like being hyper and unfocused is hard to deal with but it is harder when the people around you don’t get it.
Anonymous
January 3rd, 2018 4:02pm
Not being able to understand as other do, can’t focus. It just all around sucks! Makes you feel stupid.
Anonymous
January 5th, 2018 4:41pm
As a person with ADHD I can share what I struggle with. ◎[▪‿▪]◎ Oftentimes focus can be a struggle, sometimes it’ll be hard or impossible to focus and your mind just wanders elsewhere. At times people with ADHD go into hyperfocus and are extremely absorbed in one thing that it’s hard to divert from that. Forgetfulness is one thing too, along with being extremely disorganized. Some people with ADHD also have a hard time sitting still and will act on impulse. Hopefully that helps!? ≧◡≦
Ariawashere
January 6th, 2018 4:46pm
Hi! I am a teen that struggles with ADHD. if you don't know what it is it is a chronic condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and sometimes impulsivity. For me at least it's hard to stay focused for a certain period of time. I also cant sit or stand still. Another problem I deal with is anxiety, so you can only imagine what I feel like 24/7. People with ADHD try their best to stay focused, but when your mind is think 1,000,000 things at once you just can't focus.
Yorpie
January 9th, 2018 3:50pm
For me, I find it really hard to concentrate on something that doesn't take my interest while on the other hand if something does interest me, I'll pretty much hyper focus on it. I tend to be impulsive, saying or doing things which I regret shortly after; I get overwhelmed, especially in big and busy crowds or when I simply have a lot of things on the agenda. I used to get really aggressive when I got pissed off, which went hand in hand with being impulsive, although this did calm down when getting older. I have a hard time remembering things, I forget a LOT, find it difficult to plan things and have the tendency to delay important tasks.
Anonymous
January 10th, 2018 12:13am
For me, it’s a lot of brain fog that causes me to feel “stuck” and unmotivated. I lose things frequently, especially my keys and phone. It causes a lot of absent-mindedness, difficulty sleeping, fidgeting, struggles with listening and focusing, and impulsiveness. I struggle to keep my mouth shut and not blurt out when I’m excited about something. It’s taken a lot of discipline and organizational strategies to improve and I still have bad days where I struggle to focus and be productive.
Anonymous
January 14th, 2018 5:48pm
Careless mistakes and lack of attention to detail Trouble focusing and following through on tasks Difficulty listening, even when spoken to directly Fails to follow through and becomes easily sidetracked Difficulty organizing and initiating work Avoids tasks requiring sustained mental effort Regularly loses things, like keys and phone Easily distracted Forgetful Fidgets or squirms Leaves seat when expected to sit Feels restless or unable to sit still Difficulty with quiet activities “On the go” and unable to relax Talks excessively Interrupts others Has trouble waiting for turn Intrusive
happysunshine9
February 7th, 2018 1:06am
they feel like they are different and don’t fit in or belong . they feel like everyone is against them all the time .
Anonymous
February 14th, 2018 8:23am
I face having ADHD is my mind racing feeling where I feel like I have to do everything at once or I feel like I have miniatures of myself setting off bombs in my head if I don't do everything at once.
ParanoidGlasses
February 14th, 2018 9:50pm
People with ADHD have trouble focusing, finishing things on time and getting things done. They often need to do many things at a time as well.
Anonymous
February 18th, 2018 12:10am
they can face many struggles such as social difficulties, issues at school/work, focusing, etc.
Anonymous
February 21st, 2018 6:58pm
It's good you seem to want to understand. That is definitely a great start. The biggest thing to know is that people with ADHD struggle with paying attention. Not that they don't want to or that they are not interested, it is almost impossible for people with ADHD to keep focused on that. It may take a few reminders or reengaging comments (nice ones) to help them stay on track. Sometimes you will hear that people with ADHD don't feel understood, this may be as that others who don't have ADHD don't have the patience to keep up with those who do have ADHD. For people who live with ADHD or know someone who does, PATIENCE is key.
xxLoveOneAnother
March 3rd, 2018 7:11pm
They struggle with focusing closely on things. They can focus, but it may take a lot more effort than someone else.
creativeSun38
March 17th, 2018 10:03am
Cant concentrate or focus on one thing become restless easily Keep fidgeting most of the time, Take up a task cannot complete it on time
nightcorelover
March 30th, 2018 6:49pm
i know from experience that ADHD is dificult but you can overcome it. some of the struggles are as follows: difficulty focusing, depression, mood swings and many others but if we work together we can overcome those obstacles.
Anonymous
April 6th, 2018 4:07am
People with ADHD often struggle with focusing on their work or being overly focused on a single thing. They also tend to be relatively restless.
Anonymous
April 7th, 2018 3:58am
From my experience we face a lot of fidgeting in place and wanting to talk freely all the time, my brain just has so many things it wants to say and a lot of people don't like that.
Anonymous
April 18th, 2018 9:46pm
I struggle with conversation keeping. I'll jump from topic to topic and off topic then come back to the first topic. People get upset at me for getting off topic. :) But I shine through :)
Anonymous
April 25th, 2018 10:04pm
People with ADHD like myself struggle with constantly moving, slower mental, emotional, and intellectual maturity. A way to help with it is by a cheesy as it sounds is meditation, if anyone wants some tips then just message me, but it really does help me stay in control of my outbursts.
FriendlyDinosaur1214
April 26th, 2018 7:34pm
they face the problems of focussing. this becomes difficult. also the problem of being to active figitty or hyper.
silverDeer47
April 29th, 2018 1:18am
I have ADHD inattentive type, and personally, my biggest struggle is completing tasks. I love to write, but I've only ever finished a handful of stories because I get distracted and never go back and finish it. Over the years in school, there have hundreds of homework assignments I never turned in because I never finished them. I also have a big problem with losing focus mid-conversation. I always have to ask people to repeat themselves, so most people think I'm either rude or have hearing problems. It's really frustrating, because people always tell me how smart I am, but I don't really feel smart. I feel like I'm trapped in an invisible box, and when the box stops me from really participating, everyone just yells at me for screwing all the time. When I try to tell them about the box, they tell me it isn't real and that I just need to try harder.