23 symptoms of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects almost 10% of American children between 13 and 18 years old, as well as 4% of U.S. adults over 18. ADHD has 3 primary characteristics: Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.


  1. Effortlessly distracted, fail to catch details, forgetful, and regularly switch activities
  2. Difficulty focusing
  3. Quickly bored with projects, unless it is something they enjoy
  4. Find organizing and completing tasks, or learning something new, to be challenging
  5. Struggle completing or submitting homework or other assignments
  6. Often lose things which are essential in completing tasks
  7. Difficulty listening in conversations
  8. Daydream
  9. Often confused
  10. Sometimes move slowly
  11. Struggle to quickly and accurately process information
  12. Have hard time following instructions


  1. Often restless, especially while sitting
  2. Can be nonstop talkers
  3. Run around while touching various things
  4. Constantly moving
  5. Difficulty doing quiet tasks or activities


  1. Impatience
  2. Sometimes make inappropriate comments
  3. Display their emotions unrestrained
  4. Act without taking consequences into account
  5. Find it hard to wait for things they want
  6. Interrupt conversations and activities

Only a licensed mental health professional can provide an ADHD diagnosis, after a thorough evaluation. If you think you or your child might have ADHD, contact your local mental health professional.

Many people with ADHD now live a life free of their condition’s symptoms, while others have embraced solutions that make their condition easily manageable.

If you’re interested in a natural solution to manage your ADHD, EMPowerplus Advanced—combined with other healthy lifestyle changes—may be the answer. Check out the independent research that has studied the effects and benefits of using EMPowerplus to manage ADHD.