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.
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 although there is not enough research to support this.
Males have it more than females. Inattention is a problem for females with ADHD. Learning disabilities, problems with abuse of substances, depression and anxiety disorder can be seen in adults with ADHD.
Those who have symptoms of inattention do make careless mistakes in schoolwork, work and they miss details in other activities. They cannot sustain attention in tasks, conversations, and reading. They can be seen to 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. Symptoms of ADHD are emotional and also disciplinary problems. Quiet and behaved children could also miss being diagnosed and thus a delay in treatment. 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.For one to be diagnosed with ADHD, the symptoms should be long-lasting and interfere with the functioning of people. The medication reduces hyperactivity and helps to lessen impulsivity. Ability to focus, physical coordination to work and to learn are benefits of medicationStimulants are used for treatment. They help with brain chemicals such as norepinephrine and dopamine, which help in attention and thinking.
Another option is for non-stimulants.
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. An adult learns how to accept their thoughts and feelings. Concentration and focus are greatly improved after learning the techniques. 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. Feedback for their behaviors helps them improve. This establishes rules for chores and routines that help one control their behavior.