10 Signs You May Have Adult ADD

Blog-10 Signs You May Have Adult ADD

There is no question that ADD/ADHD is just as common in older adults and seniors as it is in children and teens. No matter what your age, targeted ADD treatment will enhance your quality of life—something that we believe everyone deserves.

When adult ADD is left untreated, it often leads to chronic stress, social isolation, anxiety, and depression. A life full of chronic stress will decrease brain function over time, and according to the Alzheimer’s Society, around 60% of people with mild cognitive impairment will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

10 Signs of Adult ADD:

1. Poor sustained attention span for reading, paperwork, etc.
2. High susceptibility to boredom by tedious material
3. Frequent lateness for appointments/work
4. A tendency to misplace things frequently
5. Poor organization and planning
6. Procrastination until deadlines are imminent
7. Restlessness, trouble staying in a confined space (not a phobia)
8. Impulsive decision-making, frequent job changes
9. Failure to listen carefully to directions
10. Poor performance at work, despite abilities

Larry’s Struggle with ADD

We’d like to share Larry’s story about ADD with you. Larry, 62, was experiencing a great deal of marital conflict and was on the brink of divorce. His wife complained that he never talked to her, was unreliable, never finished projects that he started, and that he was very negative. He tended to be moody, tired, and disinterested in sex.

As a child, Larry had mediocre to poor grades in school, and as an adult he went from job to job, complaining of boredom.

Larry was referred to us by his marital therapist, and rightly so: Larry’s brain SPECT scan showed decreased prefrontal cortex activity and increased activity in the deep limbic system of his brain. Larry had Limbic ADD, with problems that looked like a combination of ADD and mild, chronic depression.

Larry’s Treatment

Seeing his scan immediately took away the stigma and convinced him of the need for treatment. He took our recommendations and started on an intense aerobic exercise program, changed his diet, and began taking three brain-directed dietary supplements to support his overall brain health, his mood and his natural ability to focus. Larry noticed improvements within a month’s time and the couple progressed quickly in marital therapy. Last time we spoke with him, he told me that him and his wife were happier than when they first were married!

Feel Better Today

ADD is a neurobiological disorder with serious psychological and social consequences. Amen Clinics is here to help you understand your brain and provide treatment options that address more than just symptoms.

Healing ADD starts with knowing if you have it and then finding out which type you have. We’ve helped tens of thousands of people with ADD from all over the world. If you suspect that you or a loved one might have ADD, don’t wait to get help. Call us today at 888-288-9834 or visit us online to schedule a visit.


  1. Do you do any kind of on-line consultations?
    I live in Israel, so it would be difficult to get to an Amen Clinic.
    Does any-one in Israel do anything similar to Amen Clinics?

    Comment by Anya Liss — May 18, 2018 @ 2:37 AM

  2. Do you have a clinic in the State of Colorado? Or what State are you located? I know I have ADD since I was a child and never was treatedfor it.
    Now as an adult have lots of problems concentrating and reading, writing, focusing on my projects.

    Comment by Evelia Williams — May 18, 2018 @ 4:51 AM

  3. Hello Evelia, our clinic locations are listed here: https://amenclinics.com/locations/. For more information about our treatment options for ADD, please feel free to call our Care Coordinators at 888-288-9834 or submit this form online to receive a response: https://amenclinics.com/schedule-visit/. Thank you for reaching out.

    Comment by Amen Clinics — May 18, 2018 @ 1:05 PM

  4. Hello Anya, thank you for reaching out. We can offer video or phone consultations. To reach our Care Coordinators to discuss setting this up, please call 949-266-3715 or submit this form on our website to receive a response: https://amenclinics.com/schedule-visit/. Our Care Coordinators can also let you know if we can offer any referrals out of the country.

    Comment by Amen Clinics — May 18, 2018 @ 1:07 PM

  5. Please open a clinic in Austin Tx. I’ve followed Dr. Amen for 7 years and want to scan my entire family’. We were exposed to mold and had some scary health issues in 2016-2017. I love what y’all do! Please keep up the amazing work.

    Comment by Kristen — May 19, 2018 @ 5:40 AM

  6. In 2008 , at 59-year-old,I was diagnosed with ADHD. I tried at least 8 medications. Most had negative side effects. I developed facial dysconesitia (sp?) . The doctor was not sure if the med caused this. I decided to discontinue it. I have been trying to manage. At times I do well, but I disappoint myself Often. Of the symptoms listed, I have all but #s 1 & 10. Unsure what to do. Please advise. Thank you, Christee Coleman

    Comment by Christee Coleman — May 23, 2018 @ 1:53 AM

  7. Hello Christee, thank you for reaching out to us. Our recommendation is to call our skilled Care Coordinators. They are available to discuss the specifics of your condition and symptoms and assist you with options for care. Please call 888-288-9834 or you can submit this form on our website and we’ll reach out to you: https://amenclinics.com/schedule-visit/.

    Comment by Amen Clinics — May 23, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

  8. Do Amen clinic take insurance if not email a brochure of prices of treatment. I have ADD.

    Comment by Magda Iris Osorio — June 27, 2018 @ 4:52 PM

  9. Hello, I’m from México, I Want to know how can I get SAme or what place from Here I can buy it?.

    Comment by Yuliana Segovia — September 16, 2018 @ 12:53 PM

  10. Hello Yuliana, Dr. Amen’s line of supplements include SAMe. Here is a link for you: https://www.brainmdhealth.com/same-mood-and-movement-support.

    Comment by Amen Clinics — September 17, 2018 @ 7:19 AM

  11. Too bad that I’m forced onto Medicare and I cannot come to this place. I’m sure my life would improve!:(

    Comment by Nancy — April 1, 2019 @ 11:19 PM

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