ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder which is a mental condition. A person with ADHD has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control. Now parents may know what ADHD is because it is generally diagnosed in children by the time they’re teenagers, with the average age of diagnosis being 7 years old.
But do you know that not only children but adults can have ADHD too?
According to the American Psychiatric Association, an estimated 8.4 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults have ADHD. There are 7 major symptoms of ADHD in adults
1: Frequently commits thoughtless errors and needs thoughtfulness regarding subtle elements.
2: Frequently maintains a strategic distance from, detests, or is hesitant to take an interest in errands requiring supported mental exertion.
3: Frequently experiences issues focusing on assignments.
4: Frequently appears to not listen when addressed straightforwardly.
5: Easily diverted or distracted.
6: Disorganized or messy
Now many might say that this can be termed as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) too but ADHD and ADD both are different. ADHD incorporates the side effect of physical hyperactivity or over the top restlessness– that is the “H”. In Include (or what is brought in the symptomatic manual, ADHD, preoccupied subtype), the side effect of hyperactivity is missing. To be sure, individuals with Include can be quiet and tranquil, not at all hyperactive or problematic.
For the treatment for ADHD, you can either go for medication or therapy however a blend of both is frequently best.
So do you think you have ADHD or anyone you know might be suffering from it? Then please ask them to visit a psychiatrist or a psychologist because it is better to be late than never.
I will end this chapter here, but I would love to know your thoughts too.
So, I will see you soon again, until then Stay Safe & Take Care
Source about data: American Psychiatric Association
Sabrina Must says
I have known people with ADHD and have once even considered I might have it myself! It might be hard to manage at first but with proper knowledge and medication I’ve seen a lot of people become quite successful. Thanks for sharing!
Hang Around The World says
I love reading posts like yours, it is interesting. I didn’t know about it, I’ve learned something new. Thank you for your work! – Paolo
Such a great topic that is not explored enough. I know adults who manage their symptoms by becoming almost obsessive compulsive about where things belong and routines.
Enriqueta Lemoine says
Sometimes I have trouble getting focused. However, if I’m super busy this fades. I know kids with ADHD and it can be hard for parents and people around,
I’m ahead of summer camps and in one of my camps there’s a kid that has ADHD. This is great info to let others know a little bit more about it.
thank you so much for sharing! a family member has add and suffers every day with just simple tasks!
Adaleta Avdić says
This is definitely something we all need to be aware of. Thanks so much for sharing.
A Nation of Moms says
I do know several people with ADHD. I think a lot of people go undiagnosed as well. It’s good to know more about it.
My hubby, who is over 50, has ADHD and has been receiving treatment for many years. With counseling and medication he has learned how to better maintain focus.
Khushboo Motihar (@kbmotihar) says
A close friend of mine has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Regular counselling and meditation has helped him come a long way.
Polly Amora says
Sometimes I get teased for being hyperactive to the point they’d call it ADHD. No, I don’t have it. I’m really just hyperactive and gets excited easily. On a serious note, this issue should be taken seriously. Once they notice a child being extra, they should seek professional help to have it managed. Untreated ADHD can pose a tremendous amount of psychological, financial, academic and social burden to the individual and the family as well.
My boys have adhd as well as other diagnoses. It’s tough in school.
Mama Maggie's Kitchen says
This is really an interesting and powerful blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about ADHD. I know some people with this mental condition.
I am an avid mental health advocate ad love your post. I worked with someone who had ADHD, but was not receiving treatments. It can be challenging to say the least.
Fatima D Torres says
We have a friend who suffers from this, and it’s not easy to watch them go through some of the treatments.
Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood says
ADHD is a tricky subject. kudos for taking it on and writing about it
We thought my son had ADHD when he was in elementary school and he took meds for a while. But as he got older, he seemed to be better with organization, memory, and paying attention in class so we took him off the meds. It can be complicated, right? I have several work colleagues who were diagnosed with ADHD as adults. They hate that they had to struggle so much without help when they were younger.
Nursery Rhymes Girl says
It’s great to write about these things on the web Moni.
Sometimes people search things and unable to find what they need. if something a doctor said. I always search things on web,Thanks for sharing these type of stuff through your website.This really helps people.What you are doing is great!
I know my ex said she had ADHD. It was difficult to understand what this meant fully with all of the different struggles she had. Then again it might have been a mix of issues and not just ADHD. This is useful information and good to know you can still have it as an adult.
Which ex (to be specific)???
Georgina Nderitu says
Great post Moni on a matter that many people do not really understand. I’ve known several people who’ve lived with ADHD for years, but they just didn’t know they were suffering from the condition. Knowing about their condition years ago would have helped them manage their lives better. Thanks for spreading awareness on ADHD.
World in Eyes says
great information though you have mentioned here..glad you shared such valuable information with us..great work though…