I met a girl two years who was incredibly hyper, unattentive, couldn't concentrate on anything, talks non-stop (literally), the list is endless. I usued to think she was a happy-go-lucky sort of person, you know the sort. However recently I spent a weekend with her and her behaviour was incredibly erratic. A light bulb went in my head just today and I thought 'She has ADHD!' so I searched for a list of the symptoms. I couldn't believe it, but she matched nearly all of them.
Here's the problem: All the information on the 'net indicated that most people develop it as children and grow out of it when they reach adulthood. My mate is 28 years old. I'm fairly sure she has it. How can I broach the subject with her and what can she do? Should she go to her GP, if she does what will the doctor recommend?
My 28 yr old sister has ADHD and an adult diagnosis. It's very rare for adults to grow out of it. It's a mental illness. It's not something you just grow out of. The adult simply finds coping mechanisms and learns to adapt to adult life.
My sister will need Ritalin for the rest of her
I had social anxiety. I'm just starting to recover from it. I thought life would get a bit easier now but this is not the case, man. When I used to get anxious I couldn't listen to somebody speaking, process the information and think of something to say in response. My mind would either become blank or wander.
I don't get so anxious anymore but the above problem still happens.
If I am able to follow and understand what a person is saying and I want to respond I find it very hard to remember simple words I would like use. Usually half way through a long sentence I usually forget what I'm trying to say.
Also, I find it extremely difficult to understand tones and facial expressions of people who ware talking to me. I don't know weather their being sarcastic or not, taking the piss out of me or not.
When I read, I have to re-read long sentences because I forget what it's saying by the time I finish.
I have an appointment with a doctor tomorrow to see if he can help me. I was never diagnosed as a child or even considered to have ADHD but I was very hyper and aggresive until 18 years of age because of bullying and peer pressure I went through.
To those that know a bit about Inattentive ADHD, do these sound like symptons?
Help me, man! Paleease