In today’s modern world, life is always a harried one for many adults. This is because it has become extremely hard to manage once work and balance their life. However, if you find yourself always disorganized and late, forgetful, overly distracted and overwhelmed by daily responsibilities despite your efforts to put some balance in all the important aspects of your life, you may be experiencing adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD symptoms.
ADHD or attention deficit disorder (ADD) affects many adults. This conditions has some symptoms that may hinder one form building meaningful relations as well as career progression. Moreover, it becomes very important to understand the symptoms of ADH in both adults and children.
It has to be understood that children are very prone to having this condition that adults. This condition is prevalent among children because the symptoms of this disease begin to show up during the early days as a child. Further to this, once one has been diagnosed with ADHD symptoms as a child, they are most likely to carry this traits into future as adults. This is not to say that as an adult you cannot be diagnosed with this condition even if you were not diagnosed with it in future. Implying that not all symptoms of this condition can be identified as a child.
This is especially true in the past when only a few people were aware of the condition and its symptoms. It was common in those situations where a child had ADHD to be called names because he was seen as a trouble maker and lazy as many people did not understand it.
How do people with ADHD symptoms behave?
One of the common symptoms of ADHD is the difficulty of a person to concentrate and stay focused. If you have ADHD, concentration and focus are difficult to achieve. For instance a child or an adult could exhibit such behaviours like being bored easily, being easily distracted as well as not being able to stick to one activity.
Another symptom is hyperfocusing. You may find it difficult to focus on a task that you find uninteresting but you also have the tendency to be absorbed on an activity that you find stimulating and rewarding. Hyperfocus is a way to tune out the chaos and avoid distraction. It can work to your advantage if you channel it into productive activities. When this is not controlled, the relationship with other people is affected.
Treatment for Adult ADHD
To deal with personal baggage such as embarrassment and self-esteem issues, individual therapy talks may be very helpful. The problems caused by ADHD in your family and marriage can be dealt with in a therapy that focuses on improving your relationships by educating you and your loved ones about ADHD.