Adults With ADHD
You may have heard of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder which is ADHD. A brain disorder causes this impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. Characteristics occur often and are severe and lower the quality of how they operate socially, in school and work in ADHD adults.
Suspected causes of ADHD are alcohol and drug abuse during pregnancy, environmental toxins in pregnancy such as lead, birth weight, brain injuries, genes and smoking cigarette are known to contribute.
ADHD is found in more males than females. ADHD females also have inattention issues. ADHD adults also have learning disabilities, problems with abuse of substances, depression and anxiety disorder.
Observe those who have symptoms of inattention as they may make careless mistakes in schoolwork, work and they miss details in other activities because these are signs of ADHD They cannot sustain attention in tasks, conversations, and reading. People who have hyperactivity and impulsivity may fidget and squirm, run or dash, often feel restless, unable to be quiet and are constantly moving. In public settings they talk nonstop, finish other people’s sentences, speak when it is not their turn in conversation.
The progression of ADHD is from childhood, adolescence and then goes on to adulthood. Emotional and also disciplinary problems feature a lot with ADHD. Quiet and behaved children may not be suspected to have ADHD. Symptoms of ADHD may change with time and with age. Psychologist, pediatrician, or psychiatrist who has experience with ADHD are the right people to diagnose ADHD. Only when the symptoms are long-lasting and interfere with the functioning of people can one be diagnosed with ADHD.The medication reduces hyperactivity and helps to lessen impulsivity. The medicines improve patient’s ability to focus, physical coordination, to work, and to learn. Medicine for the treatment of ADHD is known as a stimulant. It increases brain chemicals such as norepinephrine and dopamine, which help in attention and thinking.
Non-stimulants are another form of medication.
A stimulant and a non-stimulant go well together. Antidepressants help ADHD patients.
Psychotherapy is sometimes used for ADHD.
Psychotherapy helps patients and their families cope they face.Behavioral therapy is one of the psychotherapy methods of treatment that helps change behavior. Meditation along with mindfulness techniques are part of cognitive behavioral therapy. Adult who go through the therapy learn how to accept their thoughts and feelings. This helps them to improve concentration and their focus. People with ADHD adapt to life changes that is thinking before acting and according to therapists this helps a lot.
They are also encouraged to resist taking unnecessary risks. Parents, family and teachers can give feedback for their behaviors. Rules for chores and routines that help one control their behavior help them get organized.