ADHD manifests differently for different people, and, of course, no two relationships are the same, so not everything here will apply to every relationship where ADHD plays a role.
There are actually three types, and each one is characterized by the symptoms a person presents with: inattentive type, hyperactive-impulsive type, and combined type.
The disorder is classified in medical literature as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but many people still refer to it as ADD (especially those with inattentive-type).
"ADHD is a disorder of self-regulation and self-control," Russell A.
Barkley, Ph D, clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and ADHD expert, tells Buzz Feed Health.
Alcala already had been convicted for the 1968 rape of an 8-year-old girl, according to CNN, but that didn't stop him from making an impression on the female participant, Cheryl Bradshaw.
"We're going to have a great time together, Cheryl," he says with a grin.
The person with ADHD often feels demoralized, ashamed, anxious, inadequate, and misunderstood.
Their partner can feel burdened, ignored, disrespected, unheard, and misunderstood.
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