Do you have it? Does someone you love or work with have it? Is it even a real thing? The symptoms associated with ADHD can be challenging to live with in our linear, organized, fast-paced, multi-stimulus society. Whether you buy in to the diagnosis or not, being educated about the nature of distractibility and disorganization can really help.
As I wrote elsewhere in this site, a large percentage of the close relationships in my life have been with people who have a collection of symptoms that could be classified as ADHD. That puts me on the outside looking in, but it also gives me an up-close-and-personal experience of this level of executive functioning problems. (See quote to the right.)
With this cluster of symptoms, you might notice excessive talking, inattentive listening, habits of interrupting. You might notice an absence of planning, inability to hold off on something in anticipation of some future event, challenges organizing or accomplishing. You also may notice a high level of intelligence, a deep streak of creativity or musicality, and a high tolerance for risk.
On this fact sheet about ADHD, the most effective treatments begin with educating the group of people around the person with ADHD. Counseling Austin can help with that and with developing skills and habits to become more aware of impulsivity and develop habits of organization.
Here are some good books to help you get going on the education piece.