Adult ADHD

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Hot Topics | 0 comments

Typically, when people think about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they think of a wired 8 year old boy who annoys their teacher in school. However, adults can have it too, and it affects men and women. Although men in general are more prone to ADHD, it is estimated that about 4-5% of adults have it. Many of these people never get treated for many reasons. One reason being the stigma behind ADHD. Adults tend to think that they do not have it, because it used to be such an over-diagnosed mental disorder. Also, many adults are hesitant, especially college aged kids, to go to the doctor for it in fear of them being labeled as a drug abuser just trying to get Adderall.

 

 

Symptoms of ADHD

 

  • Hyperactivity
  • Easily Distracted
  • Poor follow-through
  • Poor listening skills
  • Procrastination
  • Forgetfulness
  • Fidgeting
  • Annoys others easily
  • Name calling
  • Interrupts others
  • Often acts as if he or she is being driven by a motor
  • Low self esteem
  • Rejection from peers and adults

As an adult with ADHD, you do not have to feel ashamed to be in the situation that you are in. About 8 million adults in the United States alone suffer from ADHD. With proper treatment and therapy, you can cope and be able to handle your symptoms better.

 

Treatment Options:

 

  • Central Nervous System Stimulants (Prescription drugs commonly used for treating ADHD)
  • Therapy
  • Support Groups

 

While there is no cure for ADHD, the things on the list above can certainly help.

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