Adult ADHD and Impulsivity
KEY POINTS: Impulsivity is one of the three main diagnostic symptom domains for ADHD. Impulsivity is defined as acting without forethought. Even though it is a symptom of ADHD, the problems it causes are much more wide-ranging than is typically appreciated. Coping with impulsivity and adult ADHD requires thinking ahead and planning for how to avoid or manage risky situations.