What Does It Feel Like To Have ADHD?


ADHD Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.

There are many misconceptions about ADHD. People who have ADHD can find it difficult to organize tasks, manage time, and pay attention to details. They also might have difficulty sitting still, controlling impulsive behaviors, or focusing on boring tasks.

It’s hard to know what it feels like to have ADHD because there are so many different ways that people experience the condition. Some people feel restless and fidgety all the time, while others might feel slow and sluggish. Some people might have trouble concentrating on anything for more than a few minutes at a time, while others might be able to focus for hours on end without feeling any strain.

Here are some common myths and truths about ADHD :

  • Myth: ADHD is a mental illness.
  • Truth: ADHD is not a mental illness but rather a neurodevelopmental disorder. It can be treated with medication and therapy, but there is no cure for the condition.
  • Myth: People with ADHD can’t focus on anything.
  • Truth: People with ADHD are often hyper-focused on things that interest them (which may be different than what interests other people).
  • Myth: People with ADHD don’t want to do anything because they’re lazy or unmotivated.
  • Truth: Many people with ADHD have trouble getting started or staying focused on tasks that don’t interest them. They may do better when they are motivated by something they care about.

It is estimated that about 9% of children in the United States have ADHD.

A person with ADHD might experience these symptoms:

i)Inability to focus on one task for more than a few minutes at a time.

ii)Extreme impatience.

iii)Inability to sit still.

iv)Anxiety or depression.




Exercising or working out is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce the symptoms of ADHD. Standard treatments for ADHD in adults typically involve medication, education, skills training and psychological counseling. A combination of these is often the most effective treatment. These treatments can help manage many symptoms of ADHD , but they don’t cure it completely.