The impact of ADHD

ADHD can severely affect an individual’s education, working life, home life, relationships and social life. The impact of ADHD can become more widespread and disruptive in adulthood as a persons life becomes more complicated.

Pre-school

Behavioural problems

School age

Behavioural problems

Struggling with school work

Problems making friends

Adolescence

Behavioural problems

Struggling with school work

Problems making friends

Underachieving at school

Low confidence

Smoking/ alcohol / drugs

Injury and accidents

Young adults

Underachieving, failing at or dropping out of college

Relationship problems with friends and family

Moody

Not coping with independent living

Problems at work

Low confidence

Smoking/ alcohol / drugs

Injury and accidents

Road traffic accidents

Adult

Underachieving, failing at or dropping out of work

Relationship problems with friends and family

Moody

Not coping with independent living

Problems at work

Low confidence

Smoking/ alcohol / drugs

Injury and accidents

Road traffic accidents

Struggling with parenting

Struggling with budgeting

The Impact of ADHD in Adulthood

Many people with ADHD can function extremely well with considerable additional support and effort, however, there are others who struggle to cope with important aspects of life. The impact of ADHD is associated with lower levels of educational achievement and lower levels of employment with a history of frequent job changes. As a result, people with ADHD can present higher levels of low self-esteem and low self-confidence.

 

Studies of people with ADHD have shown that they are significantly more likely to have been arrested and twice as likely to be divorced, as well as being less satisfied with their family, social and professional lives. The impact of ADHD is also associated with an increase in serious road traffic accidents.

 

It is a disorder that can cause significant distress to those who suffer from it and to the family members, partners, friends and colleagues that they interact with - and yet it is highly treatable.

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If you find the information in our site useful and feel that you would benefit from a full ADHD assessment, we would be delighted to consider booking an appointment for you at one of our clinics. Please click here for more information.

Who can be affected by ADHD?

ADHD occurs in both males and females and across all ages and all levels of social status, intelligence and capability.

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Where ADHD can affect people

ADHD can affect adults in many, and sometimes all, of their daily activities and interactions with other people. Here we identify some of the places and behaviour traits that are most commonly highlighted by adult ADHD patients and their partners, families and friends.

ADHD at home

ADHD at work

ADHD in relationships

ADHD in education

ADHD in social situations

Real stories - how ADHD affects real people

suzie adhd story attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Feeling rejected

Suzie told me that she was walking down the corridor at work and saw a colleague looking at some papers whilst he was walking...
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emma adhd story attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Struggling to be perfect

Emma had started struggling during her A levels. She had always been shy and a people pleaser, and had worked hard to do her revision...
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mary adhd story attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Juggling too many things

Mary had coped well with school and college after being diagnosed with, and treated for, ADHD. She felt once in work she did not need medication any more...
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