Updated: Aug 20
Do you know the difference between a symptom and an impairment? A symptom is the way a disorder expresses itself, and an impairment is the adverse consequence that can result from showing certain symptoms.
I'm currently reading TAKING CHARGE of ADULT ADHD by Russell A. Barkley, PhD. In the book, he has a list of typical adolescent and adult impairments with ADHD. Honestly, it's a little disturbing.
Here they are:
Poor functioning at work
Frequent job changes
Risky sexual behavior/increased teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases
Unsafe driving (speeding, frequent accidents)