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3 Signs You Do Not Have ADHD

Introduction

Are you wondering whether or not you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  Sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate whether or not you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or not.  This article will solve this problem.  This article will provide reasons to explain why someone may not have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

You Finish Projects On Time

One of the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is difficulty finishing tasks on time.  This may impact an individual’s life in school, work, or even home.  According to totallyadd.com, one of the signs of not having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is finishing projects on time.  If you are finishing projects on time, chances are you probably do not have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Your Parents And Siblings Don’t Have ADHD

In addition to finishing projects on time, another sign you may not have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is if your parents and siblings don’t have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, according to totallyadd.com.  According to totallyadd.com, “ADHD runs in families. It’s in your genes. The statistic I’ve heard quoted by the top experts is that it’s 79% heritable.  About the same rate of inheritability as your height.”

Your Friend Suggests You Get Tested For ADHD

Has your friend ever suggested you get tested for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  If this is the case, you probably do not have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity.  Why?  Well, According to totallyadd.com, “ADHD is there from childhood.  “I’ve been so scattered, confused, and overwhelmed… ever since my house exploded,” is not ADHD.  It’s stress and overwhelm from your house exploding. Or a loved one dying. Or losing a job. Or any recent crisis.”

Conclusion

To end this article, if you have experienced any of the above, including finishing projects on time, your parents and sibling not having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as your friend suggesting that you get tested for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the chances are likely that you probably do not have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  To explain further, if you are finishing your projects on time, you do not exhibit the symptom associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder of not being able to complete tasks on time.  On a further note, if your parents and siblings do not have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, you probably do not have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder because it is genetic.  On a final note, if your friend is suggesting you get tested and you are an adult, you most likely do not have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder because it is diagnosed in childhood.

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3 Signs You Do Not Have ADHD

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2016). 3 Signs You Do Not Have ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 23, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/09/3-signs-you-do-not-have-adhd/

 

Last updated: 4 Oct 2016
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