ADHD in Adulthood: The Signs You Need to Know

ADHD in Adulthood: The Signs You Need to Know

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ADHD in adulthood is often misdiagnosed. Here are the signs you need to know – straight from a leading psychologist.

In this interview, Dr. Judy answers…
– How common is ADHD in adulthood?
– What is the difference between adult ADHD and ADD?
– What are some common misconceptions when it comes to adults who either believe they have ADHD or have received the diagnosis of ADHD?
– What percent of children recover from ADHD and what percent of people have it in adulthood?
– A lot of adults think they have ADHD. When does it go from being “a lack of attention” to full-blown adult ADHD?

Dr. Judy and Kyle’s discussion provides eye-opening insight to the adult ADHD diagnosis and treatment.

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adulthood can hold you or someone you love back in all areas of life.

From causing relationship issues to interfering with work productivity, and even to co-occurring with other mental health issues like substance abuse, anxiety, and depression, adult ADHD is pervasive—especially when it goes undiagnosed.

Millions of adults are living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Without education or treatment, ADHD can lead to chronic fatigue, anxiety, disorganization, and issues at work and at home. This series provides the education and solutions needed to better manage adult ADHD and ultimately live a more productive, happier life.


  1. Adam Macer on March 28, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    I find Dr Judy VERY distracting – does that mean I have ADHD?..

  2. harry athanasiadis on March 28, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    Wow I’m 28 and i Just realised I may have it mildly but I think so
    doesn’t matter I’ll own it 😊❤️

  3. Tolanda R on March 28, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Man, she was DEAD ON.

  4. Keith Young on March 28, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Overwhelmed frustration being able to focus on a task I don’t want to say overwhelmed because I said that in the beginning but being overstimulated having a conversation with somebody and I lose track of what they’re saying or I’m in my own little world I have 20 things going on in my head at once

  5. Matthew Leitch on March 28, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    How can you tell the difference between someone with ADHD and someone who does not understand why they should attend, or disagrees that they should, so they’re not really trying? Teens find computer games so much more engaging than school work that they really need to understand why it is worth making that effort to focus on study. The answer given in this video seems to be just that the inattentiveness is very frequent and persistent. But couldn’t lack of understanding and motivation also be frequently impinging? Could it be that some adults are inattentive, get themselves into a mess with things they have neglected, feel really bad about it, but still don’t realise what they should have been focusing on and getting done?

  6. Maggie Kettlewell on March 28, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    I have been doing research on YouTube regarding the subject. And I constantly have to refocus and listen.

  7. yungstunna559 on March 28, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    “Sometimes adults think they have ADHD because they can’t sit and read a book for an hour”

    Sir, I can’t read half a page without thinking about everything BUT the freakin book.

    I hope to find answers soon 🙁

  8. Bella Gagiewa on March 28, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    It’s 00:25 and I guess I should go to bed as the doctor said abs not stay up

  9. Shane Hambley on March 28, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Bro if my therapist looked like her id have any issue i could come up with.

  10. Ramon Taylor on March 28, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    What she explained adhd of adults was so on point.

    Only because I’m experiencing exactly what she explained part by part.

  11. Pallavi Prakash on March 28, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Related to every fkn line she said

  12. john kingangi mwithiga on March 28, 2022 at 5:55 pm


  13. Farihaan M on March 28, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Totally unrelated, but doesn’t Kyle here look like Simon Leviev or is that just me 🥴🥴

  14. Positive outlook on March 28, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Some people with autistic children describe a lack of eye contact but what about adults or kids that have to much eye contact . I know cultural differences can affect this in some cultures it is rude to stare at one while they are speaking some cultures look too long like a gaze. But I have noticed some people or kids , without cultural influence. just have a blank stare into both eyes as you speak to them . What is that ? Is it masking because they have been taught to look ? And therefore cannot make a more natural back and forth contact?

  15. Traviaun Golden-DeJesus on March 28, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    What type of doctor do you see to get tested for this?

  16. Anya Volz on March 28, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Reading the comments while listening to the video is another identifier

  17. Ákos Török on March 28, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Funny,…. so the "dont give a shit" life style medical name is the ADHD ! Lol!

  18. Magisktification on March 28, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Yeah im suffering from chronical fatigue since 1,5years. Im about to turn 36 and the only help im getting is sleeping pills. 🤦🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️

  19. TreeKnome on March 28, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Oh my gosh. This describes my husband to a T. I’ve just been so stressed out with him for so many reasons. He tries. Now I get it. Thank you. *Happy tears

  20. Sean Fox on March 28, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    I say it’s definitely the inattentive part of ADHD and i never had enough time because we see the flow of information in the school work we do. We try to play the system and get shit on by teachers and we don’t get to adapt and overcome. We’re held down by the best minds in our society working tirelessly to make tiktok more attention grabbing and social media to encourage us to beg for it…

  21. Juan Munoz on March 28, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Without the disability programs in university I don’t think I would of completed university.

  22. Neil on March 28, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Omg this really hits me on the nail, I can’t focus when my tutor is speaking to me and I can’t understand the job I’m trying to learn. This is bad because I cannot focus at all and can’t get much done. My social skills are awful can’t hold a conversation and I just feel very disorganized.

  23. Az R on March 28, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Omg thank you. I work with someone with ADHD now i get it.

  24. L Fairy on March 28, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    This is such a misinformed interview smh. ADHD doesn’t go away in adulthood, people learn to mask the traits. And just struggle internally until in crisis.

  25. AMichael8 on March 28, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    30-50%With adhd also have autism…

  26. Asmaa Haou on March 28, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    I couldn’t even focus on the video without talking to myself.

  27. D J on March 28, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    I’m tired

  28. happier mylie on March 28, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    I’m not even paying attention to this video 🙃🙂

  29. UDimwit on March 28, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Dont believe in ADHD or even ADD.. its man made and man can also be wrong..

  30. Tae Kim on March 28, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    I’m a business owner, for 12 years now and just been diagnosed Adult ADHD, when i watch @8:05 literally my life…

  31. lnesland on March 28, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    That woman have ADHD. Seldom seen someone talking that fast and with that much energy.

  32. Positive outlook on March 28, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    Trauma causes so many symptoms

  33. _ TheNiftyGal _ on March 28, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Dr Judy ho😂


  34. Keith Young on March 28, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Not true I did great in school

  35. Johhnn on March 28, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    She lost me at CNN

  36. Manny Adé on March 28, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    A diagnosis would make my year rn

  37. Tevin Theunis on March 28, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    My mental health app says I have around 49% ADHD, 99%Depression, and 89%Anxiety and I have been feeling fearful before going for Entrepreneurial training classes, just like my 1st day of preschool where I cried for my mother. But I do what I always do, I man up and be a man and be strong, but I do have to say I am also not made of stone, and I do feel some pain at times, and it does spoil apart of my day, and I do hate it.

  38. Ramison on March 28, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    I never realized or understood how my ADHD effected me. I just thought it was something I had. I’m glad I’m looking into this more and understanding the reason for my behavior. Sorry McDonald’s that I can’t focus like I’m supposed to

  39. loser from space on March 28, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    I’m an adult, almost 26, I can’t sit still i jump around at work, I talk too much, I get up and leave and make impulsive decisions, I can’t keep friends, in social life I suck, I’m very disorganized no matter how much I try, I’m super impatient, I try my best to listen but can’t listen. I often find myself in a deep depression I’m super rejection sensitive, when people become my friend I hyper focus and send them long texts about everything important and try to be the best friend to them, they don’t like reading my book messages and block me I get so rejection sensitive that I find myself calling them 500 times begging for another chance. I’m a good worker but sometimes I lose focus and make impulsive decisions. My bosses treat me very badly, they block me vs trying to understand, they call me crazy and psycho and avoid me and it hurts a lot.

  40. MedCircle on March 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Which of these symptoms sounds the most familiar to you?
    Watch the rest of this video series featuring Dr. Judy instantly HERE:

  41. Nidia Shalabi on March 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    How does it “go away?” Does the brain suddenly start changing the way it produces dopamine? Does early diagnosis and treatment “reverse” ADHD? I think it’s dangerous to say it gets “cured” because socially it may seem that way from the outside. After all, adults become better at hiding certain things or we think everyone struggles the same way, whereas children are still learning to conform to societal expectations.

    Scientifically, though, this statement needs more evidence. From anecdotal evidence it doesn’t “go away.” If anything, with more responsibilities in life it starts to become much more disruptive and even potentially destructive to a person with it.

  42. Sasha Hera on March 28, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Great work, thank you

  43. Testa Menta on March 28, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    HATE THIS 💩.

    For 40 years ADHD has embodied my character, affected my personality, and ruined everything. I always kept God first and took multivitamins, figured that could solve anything. Fighting day after day, year after year trying to find a way, hating every step because it’s all I can see. ADHD affects my balance and senses. I become so hyper focused on one thing I lose focus of another. Now I’m completely inattentive, dead to society, trying desperately to get state insurance to see a psychiatrist to get prescribed the medicine to help. My chemical that’s controls happiness is dead, so the rest of me is going with it. I can’t love anything anymore. "Due to COVID" bul💩 has many doctors not accepting new patients, or 2 month waiting list when I need medication like yesterday. Just to prove to them what I already know and what I need. I’m so tired. Just wish I could be happy again and it ain’t got nothing to do with faith in a higher power.

  44. Julian Reid on March 28, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I never trust anybody who says that everyone is on a spectrum unless it’s oxygen users. That’s just a big red flag! The depression comes from the way people treat them.

  45. Infinite Hope on March 28, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    her last name is ho

  46. Health Stuff TO Know on March 28, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    As a physician, one of the most rewarding things is to be able to diagnose adult adhd. It really changes someone’s life for the better. A great screening tool doctors like for adult adhd is the asrs-5. Please take a look if one is having a hard time bringing it up to a medical professional or a loved one.

  47. joshuaveridical on March 28, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Watch my video on "Astrology and Autism and Remedies" on my channel

  48. Laura on March 28, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    It was good but I couldn’t finish it bc of the high pitch beeping the whole time. Did anyone else hear that?

  49. Skyler Aprils on March 28, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Got diagnosed with ADHD last year, I’m 21. 4 minutes passed from the video I caught myself fidgeting with some random scrap I had on my table, my leg was bouncing and I was scrolling through my phone wondering what happened with the video while the video was still on…. It’s so exhausting having ADHD. I wish more people had more understanding and patience…