15 Famous People With ADHD

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Jim Carrey from the film "Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond - the story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman with a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton" poses for a portrait during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Intercontinental Hotel on September 11, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Contour by Getty Images)

Let these successful celebs — like Howie Mandel, Salma Hayek, and Ty Pennington — and their triumphant stories inspire you to harness the power of your ADHD or learning disability.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – better known as ADHD – is a neuro developmental disorder which affects focus and the ability to concentrate. It is most commonly diagnosed in early childhood or adolescence.

How is ADHD diagnosed? How can you tell if you or someone you know has the condition?

Many symptoms of ADHD are common to most children, which means the condition can be difficult to accurately diagnose.

ADHD is generally diagnosed well before teenage years, with the average age of diagnosis being seven-years-old.

What are some the symptoms of ADHD?

According to Healthline, ADHD symptoms include:

– Restlessness and difficulty sitting still   – Poor concentration and lack of focus  – Leaving tasks unfinished   – Trouble waiting in line  – Interrupting conversations   – Self focused behaviour  – Impulsivity and recklessness   – Daydreaming   – Forgetfulness   – Trouble getting organized

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