You may have noticed the increased chatter about ADHD in recent years. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a condition where a difference in brain development can affect a person’s attention and self-control. It’s pretty common among young children, but more and more adults are being diagnosed with ADHD. Some alarmists may say that the rise in ADHD is due to the fast-paced nature of technology and our society. However, the truth of the matter is that there are several reasons ADHD has become more commonly talked about online and in real life. With the increased awareness of ADHD, more and more people are realizing behaviors they thought were a normal part of life are actually caused by ADHD. This realization has made people feel less alone and more open about their everyday struggles. Here are some of the top behaviors people thought were “normal,” only to realize they have ADHD.
What Did You Say?
This person has always had a difficult time with listening comprehension. If someone is talking to them, they’ll try their hardest to focus on what is being said, but more often than not, they have no idea what is happening. Interestingly, they understand the individual words being spoken, but their brain isn’t registering the actual meaning.
Difficulty with language comprehension is a common symptom of ADHD. People with ADHD may find it hard to manage a noisy, distracting environment while someone is talking to them. Also, rapidly-spoken language can be hard to process. That doesn’t mean our storyteller doesn’t have the capacity to understand; they can just miss details or lose track of a conversation.