What is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD) is a mental disorder in which a person experiences high levels of hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. In this disease, the person has difficulty in focusing on a single task and in long hours sitting.
ADHD in Adults:
The causes of the ADHD has still not identified, however, it is considered that the causes are related to genes, environmental factors, and biological factors like brain functioning. If you have been diagnosed with ADHD in your youth time, then probably some symptoms would be carried to adulthood, “however, if you have not diagnosed with ADHD, then it doesn’t mean that ADHD can’t affect you an adult.”
In childhood, it is hard to recognize ADHD, especially in earlier times when people don’t know much about it. In fact, rather than considering this as a disease or identifying the symptoms, your friends and family will label you as a dreamer, troublesome person or a bad person.
But the good thing is that the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder disease are manageable and beatable.
Let’s know the signs and symptoms of ADHD in Adults:
The signs and symptoms in the ADHD disease are quite different in an adult as compared to a child.
The common symptoms are:
Trouble in concentrating and remain focused:
In the ADHD disease, adults find a lot of difficulty in staying focused on those tasks which are not in their interest. They get very easily distracted by some sounds and activity and get bored very quickly.
Forgetfulness and disorganization:
In ADHD, the person finds life very chaotic and out of control. Being organized is very challenging plus keep a proper time table is also very hard to maintain. Lateness becomes a regular thing, and constantly losing or misplacing your regular items such as keys, watch, etc.
“A person suffering from ADHD finds very hard to manage their feelings especially for emotions like anger and frustration.” The person gets easily frustrated and stressed, short-tempered, very low self-esteem, demotivated, and gets hyper for criticism.
Restlessness or hyperactivity:
Adults and kids show the same nature of hyperactivity in ADHD. You will feel very energetic just like a motor waiting for turning ON its engine.
Here are some tips that can help you in dealing with ADHD symptoms:
- Maintain a schedule or keep a calendar to remember things.
- For organizing books, you can use color-coding.
- Practice ways by which you can stop yourself to think before doing something.
- Make small and practical goals for yourself.
- Break large tasks into smaller one and take frequent breaks.
The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder treatment includes medications, behavioral therapies or a combination of both.
Therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral therapy are very effective for ADHD treatment. In fact, a patient should adopt fewer medicines and more therapies for the treatment.
In this therapy, the purpose is to change the negative thoughts of the child into positive ones. Generally, a reward system is used at home.
The medicines can greatly help in reducing the symptoms and also to manage them. There are many stimulants and non-stimulants available. However, some medicines can show side effects which will get stop by the end of the first month, however, if they don’t then concern your doctor.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
It is talk therapy, in which the psychologist will talk to you or your child to discuss how ADHD is affecting your life and how to manage it. The kids express their thoughts, feelings, and behavior to the counselor, and the counselor replaces the negative thoughts of the child with the positive ones.
At the Manomaya mental health care clinic, you will get effective treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and all other mental diseases by certified and experienced counselors.