Keep a Journal to Track Adult ADHD Symptoms

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Hi, I'm Doctor Oz. Adult ADHD can be a seductive diagnosis, many people imagine they have it when they actually don't are you distracted more than you're on task, you're having trouble managing your work, home or social life, to find out if your daily challenges maybe due to ADHD start writing down the details in a journal, this can help you decide if you need to see a doctor and help you communicate key signs and symptoms, once you're there.

Recognising behaviours that you've had most of your life can be really difficult if it feels strange. Imagine that you're making notes for a screenplay about your life, since you're the main character, be as detailed and honest as possible about daily challenges. Focus on situations that interfere with the quality of your life, the ones that make you feel embarrassed or frustrated, frazzle.

The key word, is impairment, what behaviors actually impair your ability to stay on task and enjoy life. The more information you can provide in your journal about possible ADHD symptoms, the better tool's going to be help you decide if you need to see a doctor. I'm Dr. Oz, for more ways to stand on top of your health, check out all of our smart tips.