Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a psychological issue that involves a combination of problems, for example, trouble in focusing a particular task, impulsive behavior and hyperactivity. Adults with ADHD can have issues in relationships, low academic performances, and low self-regard and other problems.
ADHD symptoms are clearly seen in children comparatively than adults. In adults, hyperactivity may diminish, but they may have trouble with impulsiveness, lack of attention and restlessness may continue
Symptoms in Adults:
- The individual may have symptoms from childhood itself and continues till adolescence. ADHD is commonly seen in men than in women,
- Short attention span in a particular task.
- Inability to handle different tasks at a time.
- Decreased frustration tolerance level.
- Mood swings are common.
- Facing difficult in completing tasks.
- Anxiousness and Impulsiveness.
- Low self-esteem.
- Having short temper.
- Difficult in prioritizing task.
- Poor concentration levels while reading books.
- Having difficulty in maintaining relationships.
- Poor organization skill and management skill.
Causes of ADHD:
Gene may play an important role in ADHD. Research has shown individuals whose parents (anyone) have symptoms of ADHD are more likely to experience similar symptoms. Other factors such as drug intake during pregnancy, complication during childbirth, low birth weight, brain infections, poison exposure and stress may cause ADHD.
Some of the environmental toxins such as lead exposure during childhood may cause ADHD. Such as that of lead exposure (especially found in paints and pipes in older building)
Yes! ADHD is treatable, the standard treatment for ADHD in adults commonly include medications, education training, and counseling. A combination of these is considered the best treatment. Stimulants and antidepressants are commonly used the medication in ADHD. Psychological counseling includes cognitive behavior therapy, neurofeedback , marital counseling, and family therapy are used to treat ADHD effectively.
A family member can play an important role in encouraging and supporting the individual to seek treatment and stick with it. If the symptoms go worst, then it is advisable to consult a professional counselor immediately.
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