ADHD and depression frequently co-exist, and ADHD itself is a known risk factor for developing depression and other mental illnesses. How do we tell the difference?
Hyperfocus is a common experience for ADHDers, and is why some people argue that ADHD is not an attention deficit, but instead an attention dysregulation – we can focus too little, but we can also focus too much.
Are you known for telling stories at a hundred-miles-an-hour? When is the amount you talk excessive, and how is it linked to ADHD?
Always putting things off until the last minute? Everyone procrastinates, but ADHD procrastination is more extreme – you can’t “just do it”, even though you can see the impact on work, school and your relationships.
Does every notification distract you from what you’re doing? Do you lose focus at the drop of a hat?
Does your home, workspace or car look like an episode of Extreme Hoarders?
Why do people with ADHD interrupt others? Can we control it, or are we just rude?