You may have heard of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder which is ADHD. A brain disorder causes this impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. ADHD sufferers have the three and they occur often, are severe and lower the quality of how they operate socially, in school and work.
Researchers are not sure what causes ADHD but 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.
Males have it more than females. Females who have ADHD tend to have problems with inattention. You will see learning disabilities, problems with abuse of substances, depression and anxiety disorder in adults with ADHD.
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 have difficulty sustaining attention in tasks, conversations, and reading. You will notice them 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.
ADHD goes from childhood, adolescence and then goes on to adulthood. Emotional and also disciplinary problems are common with ADHD.Quiet and behaved children could also miss being diagnosed and thus a delay in treatment. Time and age changes symptoms of ADHD. 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.There is reduced hyperactivity and less impulsivity after medication. Medication contributes to ability to focus, physical coordination to work, and to learn. Doctors give stimulants to patients.It increases brain chemicals such as norepinephrine and dopamine, which help in attention and thinking.
Another option is for non-stimulants.
A stimulant plus a non-stimulant can be used in one go. Antidepressants may be used to treat the symptoms of ADHD.
Psychotherapy is sometimes used for ADHD.
Psychotherapy helps patients and their families cope they face. Behavioral therapy helps in the improvement of ADHD 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.
ADHD adults are encouraged to resist taking unnecessary risks. Feedback for their behaviors grows the ADHD adult.This establishes rules for chores and routines that help one control their behavior.