How ADHD Symptoms Affect their Work

John Neyman Jr
Dr. John is a counselor and therapist to ADHD children and their parents

Having a profession in today’s world can be predominantly challenging, especially for people with ADHD.

Part of the challenge is having the capacity, forte, having complete focus and organization to work. These can be a big challenge to those with ADHD having and wanting to have a job. There are surveys stating that about more than half of those with ADHD are jobless compared to normal adults. Those with ADHD are even being paid less than those co-workers without this disorder. Sadly, this rate keeps on increasing.

The effect of ADHD symptoms and on how effective they can be at work depends on the severity of it. There are many ADHD cases that are under dilemma keeping and staying on their job. There can never come a day wherein some of them are being told by their bosses because of the mistakes they did. These errors are sadly repeating everyday.

As we all know, ADHD has symptoms that can hinder their work. Such symptoms include lack of focus, inattentiveness, restlessness, and lack of organization. They also have difficulty remembering important data’s, analyzing and giving rationalizations, following instructions, and they are not good in their communication skills. Time management is important if you are employed, and having ADHD can be hard managing it. These are the challenges they have to face.

Because of these symptoms, it can lead to having unfinished compiled work, misplacing important files, projects being rejected, and not meeting deadlines. The mentioned ADHD problems results in having less job opportunities and low salary rates. It may even come to a point wherein they can lost their job and may keep on repeating the same mistakes again to another employee. These can greatly lead in having emotional problems such as depression and having low self-esteem.

The importance of seeking medical help must be stressed out. Be aware that these following symptoms can be managed and can create change to an ADHD person.

An ADHD patient must comply and cooperate to the management and proper medications given. Physicians would strongly suggest for an ADHD to engage in talk therapy wherein they can express their feelings and problems can be point out and managed at the same time.

Family support, care and understanding can be of great help as well. You can always work efficiently even if you have ADHD as long as you know and follow the right things to do.

Fight ADHD symptoms and successful life can never be impossible.

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