Uncommon Symptoms of ADHD: What You Need to Know

Mar 27, 2024

ADHD Symptoms

Uncommon Symptoms of ADHD: What You Need to Know

Hello, friends! Dr. Sarah Baxley here, and today we're going to talk about something important: ADHD. You may have heard of common symptoms like trouble focusing or sitting still, but did you know there are other signs that could mean you have ADHD? Let's explore some uncommon symptoms together.

1. **Daydreaming Dilemma**: Have you ever found yourself lost in thought for long periods, even when you're supposed to be paying attention in class? This could be a sign of ADHD. For example, Sarah, a 10-year-old student, often gets lost in her daydreams during math class. She struggles to stay on track with her work and often misses important instructions from her teacher.

2. **Hyperfocus Hurdles**: While it may seem strange, some people with ADHD can actually hyperfocus on tasks they enjoy. This means they can get so absorbed in an activity that they lose track of time and everything else around them. For instance, Jake, a 11-year-old boy, loves building with LEGO bricks. When he starts building, he can spend hours perfecting his creations and forget about his homework or chores.

3. **Emotional Rollercoaster**: People with ADHD can experience intense emotions that can change rapidly. One moment they may feel happy and excited, and the next they could be angry or upset. Mia, a 9-year-old girl, often struggles with controlling her emotions. She can go from laughing with her friends to crying over a small disagreement in a matter of minutes.

If you or someone you know experiences these uncommon symptoms along with other signs of ADHD, it's essential to talk to a healthcare provider like me. At Access Now Primary Care, we're here to help you understand your symptoms and provide support and guidance to manage them effectively.

Don't wait to seek help if you think you may have ADHD. Schedule an appointment with Access Now Primary Care today by calling 850-842-1403 or visiting our website. Remember, understanding and managing ADHD is the first step to a happier and more successful future!

Stay healthy and stay curious,

Dr. Sarah Baxley