The combined symptoms of ADD most often result in the following behaviors:

  • Difficulty maintaining relationships.
  • Frequently interrupting others when engaging in conversation – not allowing them to finish their sentences.
  • Difficulty in following conversations where several people are involved.
  • A driving need to behave impulsively. ADD patients experience a need to be constantly doing something.
  • Feelings of being “buzzed,” hyperactive, anxious, compelled, or distracted; jumping from one thing (or subject) to another.
  • A tendency to daydream.
  • Difficulty with short-term memory retention, i.e.
  • forgetting what has been studied very quickly.

  • A feeling of ineptitude when it comes to organizational skills (although some people with ADD do try to develop these skills, they often have no idea how to go about improving them).
  • Other problems encountered include frequently losing possessions or forgetting appointments; often losing track of time; and constant procrastination.

As a result of these difficulties, some people with ADD/ADHD have a tendency to move frequently, change jobs, or live erratic lifestyles. They may experience emotional complications such as insecurity, low self-worth, frustration and anger.