3 Lesser-Known Symptoms of Adult ADHD

Treating ADHD with Nootropics

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) has become a household name in the last decade. Still concerning - a growing number of adults living with undiagnosed ADHD are suffering in silence. They may not realize that many of the paralyzing day-to-day challenges they face – like being unable to stay organized, show up for appointments on time, or remember important tasks or deadlines – are directly related to their ADHD. They may think it’s “just who they are,” or experience feelings of shame for not being able to accomplish tasks the same way as their peers.

While some symptoms are relatively easy to pick up on, for some, certain symptoms are less common and thus less noticeable. Here are three lesser-known signs of ADHD in adults:

  1. They may drive recklessly. Safe driving requires a certain level of concentration and focus that people with ADHD tend to struggle with. Research has found that drivers with ADHD are more likely to engage in reckless driving behavior such as speeding and driving erratically, making them more prone to speeding tickets and worse, vehicle accidents. 
  2. They are night owls. Adults with ADHD often report that their creativity spikes when the rest of the world is asleep. It is not uncommon for adults with ADHD to be self-proclaimed night owls who find they are most productive during late hours. Unfortunately, because they also have trouble prioritizing and being punctual, this can cause them to inadvertently put daytime responsibilities on the back burner, subsequently affecting their performance at work.
  3. They have emotional outbursts. People with ADHD get flooded by emotions easily and have a hard time with emotional regulation. They often feel multiple, sometimes conflicting feelings in any given situation – and the intensity may spur impulsive behaviors such as mood fluctuations and emotional outbursts. 

Many ADHD sufferers are not diagnosed until well into adulthood. But contrary to popular belief, ADHD does not develop in adulthood – in fact, symptoms were likely missed or even masked during childhood or the child may have been misdiagnosed with a disorder whose symptoms mirror ADHD, such as anxiety or depression. Regardless of when they were diagnosed, the symptoms can be crippling, and functioning as a normal adult can feel like a Herculean task. 

Many ADHD sufferers are looking for a viable solution to this problem that doesn’t involve controlled substances like Adderall or Vyvanse that can be habit-forming and make permanent changes to the brain with long-term use.


Semax Nasal Spray for ADHD

Semax is a nootropic – a group of drugs used to improve memory and cognitive function. Semax was developed in Russia in the 1980s and proved beneficial in outcomes of patients with brain damage or strokes. 

Since its approval for pharmaceutical use in 2011, Semax has been used to treat a variety of conditions like ADHD, stress management, improving blood circulation, and pain management. A synthetic form of the adrenocorticotropic hormone, this scientifically-proven nasal spray can improve memory and increase neurotransmitters that are lower in those who suffer from ADHD. Semax stimulates parts of the brain including the limbic reticular complex, the hippocampus, and other systems and receptors, reducing behaviors like procrastination or avoidance. 


You don’t have to suffer in silence with unmanageable ADHD symptoms. There are treatments for ADHD other than stimulants like Adrenal. If you want to experience the many science-backed benefits Semax nasal spray offers, contact us today for a free consultation.

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