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SYMPTOMS OF ADHD IN ADULTS AND HOW TO TREAT

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Last Update Date: 28 February 2019

We shared several articles about ADHD in children but what about adult ADHD?

If you have a child with ADHD, you need to consider the possibility that you too may have ADHD because genetic factors are one of the causes of ADHD. Although attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more common in children, it is not a condition that’s only observed in children. Adults can also have ADHD. Let’s go through some definitions:

adult adhd

Lack of attention: It is a condition that prevents people to focus on a job or concentrate on a subject properly.

Hyperactivity: It is a condition that causes unwanted situations such as excessive mobility, getting bored quickly, and making quick decisions without considering the consequences.

WHAT ARE THE ADHD SYMPTOMS IN ADULTS?

The ADHD symptoms in adults and in children are not the same. Children often experience difficulties in learning while adults may experience problems in their work and social life. If you suspect that you have ADHD, you can check the following list and see if you have any of the symptoms.

HOW TO DIAGNOSE ADHD IN ADULTS?

  • Having difficulties to listen someone for long period of time and not getting enjoying to listen to details
  • Having difficulties to pay attention when someone taks.
  • Being usually late for work and social meetings. Procrastinating.
  • Frequently forgetting personal items such as a wallet in the office or forgetting the mobile phone on the desk.
  • Talking and acting without considering the consequences and feeling of regret afterwards.
  • Having anger management problems.

You may have one or more of the above symptoms, if you have ADHD. In this case, it may be beneficial for you to consult an expert. You may need to take an ADHD test and do concentration exercises. We will also mention ADHD medication for adults, but first, let's go through some real-life examples of ADHD symptoms.

Am I Hyperactive?

Do you observe such symptoms in yourself?

  • Being impetuous, impatient, and angry. Example: Moving the car while waiting at the traffic lights; or getting angry with the drivers ahead of you.
  • Being fussy, getting into an unnecessary panic
  • Getting bored pretty quickly after you start a job or activity
  • Seeking excitement and doing risky activities
  • Talking a lot

These could be the symptoms of ADHD in adults. If you observe one or more of these symptoms in yourself, you may need to consult an expert or seek treatment for ADHD. If your symptoms aren’t affecting your personal life or the quality of your life negatively, maybe you can ease these symptoms of ADHD with a variety of exercises and foods.

Medication and Alternative Treatments of ADHD for Adults

Exercises and Foods

For those who do not want to take medicine, do not have enough symptoms to use medication, and want to overcome the lack of attention problem by themselves, there are some solutions. You need to reorganize your habits. For instance, reducing use of sugar and drinking carrot juice are good to treat lack of attention. Physical exercise and mental exercise are good for attention problems. Mental exercises are particularly effective.

You can check out MentalUP Brain Exercises application in order to treat ADHD. MentalUP is developed by scientist and game designers. MentalUP is a sophisticated tool for improving the mental capacity of children, and it is often recommended for adults by experts. You can use the application on your computer, mobile or tablet. 20-30 minutes exercises a day will be enough and you can do these activities in your spare time during the day. MentalUP analyses your mental capacity and monitor your mental development. You can try MentalUP now for free!

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ADHD Medications

Various antidepressants or synthetic stimulants can be used after diagnosis by expert psychiatrists. Medication for lack of attention is recommended for those with advanced attention problems.

Prescribed medicines may not give positive results right in the beginning. That's why your doctor can try different medication. You should seek professional advice before taking any sort of medicine.

Therapy

You can receive cognitive-behavioural therapy from an expert psychologist. With personal awareness and expert help lack of attention problem and their habits of a person with ADHD can be treated.

Social Support

It is helpful to inform family, friends, relatives about your ADHD problems. In addition, it is possible to get the patient together with other people experiencing the same problems. Forums could be a good example to this. On such platforms, individuals with lack of attention can discuss and improve each other with the methods they found for themselves.

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