Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is what is called ADHD. A brain disorder is responsible for impulsivity, inattention and hyperactivity in people. Characteristics occur often and are severe and lower the quality of how they operate socially, in school and work in ADHD adults.
Suspected causes of ADHD are alcohol and drug abuse during pregnancy, environmental toxins in pregnancy such as lead, birth weight, brain injuries, genes and smoking cigarette are known to contribute.
Fewer females have ADHD. Females who have ADHD tend to have problems with inattention. Learning disabilities, problems with abuse of substances, depression and anxiety disorder can be seen in adults with ADHD.
Those who have symptoms of inattention tend to make careless mistakes in schoolwork, work and they miss details in other activities and this are the clues to ADHD.They cannot sustain attention in tasks, conversations, and reading. They can be seen to fidget and squirm, run or dash, often feel restless, unable to be quiet and are constantly moving.They talk nonstop, finish other people’s sentences, speak when it is not their turn in the conversation.
ADHD symptoms appear from childhood, adolescent and then go on to adulthood. Emotional and also disciplinary problems are common with ADHD.Quiet and behaved children could also miss being diagnosed and thus a delay in treatment. Symptoms of ADHD may change with time and with age. Diagnosis of ADHD is done by a psychologist, pediatrician, or psychiatrist who has experience with ADHD. Only when the symptoms are long-lasting and interfere with the functioning of people can one be diagnosed with ADHD.ADHD medicine works to reduce hyperactivity and helps to lessen impulsivity . Ability to focus, physical coordination to work and to learn are benefits of medication Doctors give stimulants to patients. Brain chemicals such as norepinephrine and dopamine, which help in attention and thinking are increased with medication.
Non-stimulants are another form of medication.
The stimulant and the non-stimulant can be used in one go. Antidepressants are also used for treatment.
With ADHD, psychotherapy can also be used.
Patients and their families cope easily after psychotherapy. Behavioral therapy helps in the improvement of ADHD behavior. Cognitive behavioral therapy utilizes meditation along with mindfulness techniques. Adult who go through the therapy learn how to accept their thoughts and feelings. Concentration and focus are the benefits one experiences.Therapists encourage people with ADHD to adapt to life changes that is thinking before acting.
They are also encouraged to resist taking unnecessary risks. Feedback for their behaviors helps them improve. Rules for chores and routines that help one control their behavior help them get organized.