Woman shares five things that were little-known signs of ADHD
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An ADHD coach has revealed the five little-known symptoms to look out for.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that sees people suffer from restlessness, a possible lack of concentration and feeling the need to act on impulse.
When it comes to children, the NHS has warned that 'looking after a child with ADHD can be challenging, but it's important to remember that they cannot help their behaviour'.
"Some day-to-day activities might be more difficult for you and your child," they said.
When it comes to adults, some may also have issues with relationships or social interaction.
Notably, Kelly was was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 30 and said her 'mind was blown' when she found out.
Her number one symptom is 'listening to the same song on repeat until you are sick of it'.
"This could last for weeks or even months and you've drawn like all of the emotion out of the song," she said.
"Two, putting off at the simplest task for like months, even though you know, it will literally take you like five minutes, you cannot get yourself to do it.
"No matter how hard you try, or no matter how people tell you 'just do it', you can't."
She continued: "Three, constantly running into things because ADHD and neurodiversity can impact your proprioception, which is your awareness of the position and movement of your body.
"Four, coffee having the opposite effect on you and maybe making you tired.
"This has to do with the fact that ADHDers does have a lower dopamine level and when you drink coffee, it raises your dopamine levels and things even out and you feel a little bit more relaxed, kind of like a stimulant medication does.
"And last, sitting in your car for a really long time before you go into your house or into the store. And this is because ADHDers is often struggle with switching tasks. It's like you got to work yourself up for it."
Taking to the comments, one person said: "I will literally sit in my car for an hour after I get home… Now I know why!"
"Just recently found out I have ADHD. This is me to a freaking tee," a second wrote.
"It took me five weeks to put away a load of laundry I washed in one day but I did it!" another added.
Charity AADD-UK has a list of support groups across the UK, including groups for adults, parents and carers.