COMMON SYMPTOMS pg 252
- We are easily distracted and have difficulty paying attention. We have a tendency to tune out or drift away.
- We are impulsive, often hyperactive, and full of nervous energy.
- We have a strong sense of under achievement, and always feel that we fail to live up to our potential.
- We have difficulty in relationships.
- We are procrastinators, and have trouble getting started or feeling motivated.
- We cannot tolerate boredom, and are always looking for something to do.
- We have difficulty getting organized.
- We are impatient, and have a low tolerance for frustration.
- We have mood swings with periods of anxiety, depression, or loneliness.
- We worry excessively and often have a sense of impending doom.
- We have trouble going through established channels or following proper procedure.
- We have many projects going at the same time, and have trouble following through with a project or task.
- We are poor observers of ourselves, and are often unaware of our effect on others.
- We tend to say what comes to mind without considering the timing or appropriateness of the remark.
- We have a tendency toward addictive behavior, and use mood-altering substances to medicate ourselves.
- We have difficulty in the workplace. We either change jobs frequently or have trouble getting along with our co-workers.
- We have a family history of ADD or other disorders of impulse control or mood.
(The Twelve Steps: A Guide for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, RPI Publishing, San Diego, CA, 1996 Pg 252 Copied by permission) http://rpipublishing.com/