Is it ADHD or normal forgetfulness?

Do you struggle with forgetfulness 😧 ?

One of the questions I get the most is :

“How can I tell if my forgetfulness is caused by ADHD or just normal 🤔 ?”

Well this is why ADHD is complicated to diagnose 😅 !

What is normal for you may not be for everyone else 😌

But generally ADHD traits are recognizable because of :

💢 Intensity

🌀 FrequencyEverybody forget keys, umbrellas, etc... but someone with ADHD might forget to pay their rent 😱

And never forget that many people with ADHD are very good at hiding and compensating their struggles ☺️ !

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Everybody can be forgetful...
...but for people with ADHD, forgetfulness can be very intense and frequent
Because forgetfulness can be experienced by everybody, it's not always easy to understand when it's caused by ADHD...
Some people with ADHD can also hide and compensate a lot...

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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only. If you are experiencing symptoms of ADHD, it’s best to see a professional for a diagnosis.

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