Do you have trouble paying attention, staying organized, or controlling your impulses? You may have adult ADHD.
Adult ADHD is estimated to affect 4% to 5% of adults in the world. The symptoms of adult ADHD can start in childhood, but they may not be diagnosed until adulthood.
Adults with ADHD may have problems with self-control. This can lead to difficulty controlling anger, impulsive behaviors and blurting out rude or insulting thoughts.
Adult ADHD is a common brain disorder that can affect your work, relationships, and overall well-being.
Adults with ADHD may have trouble prioritizing, starting, and finishing tasks. They tend to be disorganized, restless, and easily distracted.
Some adults with ADHD can focus intently on things they enjoy or find interesting – the ability to hyperfocus, and tend to put off boring tasks in favor of more enjoyable activities.
The symptoms of adult ADHD can vary from mild to severe and can affect many areas of life, including work, relationships, and school.
There are effective treatments for adult ADHD, including medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for adult ADHD, but a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes can be effective.
Medications, such as stimulants and non-stimulants, can help improve focus and concentration.
These symptoms are also common in other conditions. Poor concentration is a classic sign of depression. Restlessness or anxiety could indicate an overactive thyroid or anxiety disorder. Your health care provider will investigate whether these conditions could be causing your symptoms instead of, or in addition to, ADHD.
If you think you may have adult ADHD, talk to your doctor. Early diagnosis and treatment can help you live a full and productive life.
Causes of ADHD:
In people with ADHD, brain chemicals called neurotransmitters are less active in areas of the brain that control attention. Researchers don’t know exactly what causes this chemical imbalance, but they think genes may play a role in ADHD, because it often runs in families. Studies have also linked ADHD to prenatal exposure to cigarettes and alcohol.
Lifestyle changes, such as getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly, can also help improve symptoms.
Therapy can help you learn coping skills and strategies for managing your symptoms.
If you feel you may have adult ADHD feel free to reach out and make an appointment to see us.