Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) used to be thought of as strictly a childhood disorder. In many cases, children with ADHD do grow out of the disorder as they reach adulthood. However, some do not which means that adults can also experience the debilitating symptoms of ADHD.
There are basically three types of ADHD:
- Inattentive type
- Hyperactive type
- Combined type
These symptoms need to have been present and caused some degree of disruption before the age of 7 years old. Diagnosing ADHD can be tricky because many of the symptoms overlap with other mental health disorders. It can be especially hard to diagnose in adults because it is difficult to fully recall if these symptoms were present as a child. To help make an accurate diagnosis, we use questionnaires and computerized tests that measure attention and impulse control.
Treatment for ADHD includes behavioral therapies, coaching, biofeedback and medications.
The most common symptoms of ADHD include:
- Poor attention to details
- Being easily distracted
- Does not seem to listen
- Failure to finish tasks
- Trouble organizing activities
- Frequently lose things
- Forgets activities (appointments, due dates)
- Often fidgets
- Difficulty staying seated
- Feeling driven by a motor
- Often talk excessively
- Often blurt out answers or interrupt others
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