Q: How does an adult know if they have ADHD?
People ask me this question all the time – no matter how many times I say I’m not a qualified professional. 🙂
I’m going to assume that something prompted you to research adult ADHD and ask this question.
Sometimes we hit a wall – where the relational, emotional, health, and career implications of undiagnosed ADHD become so dire that we must make a move.
If you are in this place, and you feel like you are ready to find out what’s going on, I encourage you to find a qualified professional and seek a full evaluation. If you aren’t already a member of ADDA – join here, so you can utilize all of the resources there. Within the organization there are a lot of connections and somebody can refer you to a clinician in your area.
If you’re feeling unsure, take some of the self-assessments online to gauge your comfort with a full evaluation.
While you decide, my best advice would be to learn more about ADHD and spend some time talking to other adults with ADHD. Listen to their stories and get some feedback and support.
Community means everything these days – with or without ADHD.