Don’t think that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is only found in children: about 65% of children with ADHD will have difficulty growing up! However, most adults do not pay attention to this disease.
* Here are the symptoms to help you identify ADHD in adults:
Symptoms of inattention: loss of thought flow or loss of concentration in the middle of a task; Missing details or making careless mistakes; Inability to complete tasks; Forgetful; Difficulty following directions.
Hyperactivity: Symptoms of hyperactivity in adults are the same as in children, but are more difficult to detect, such as: constant changes in the chair; Always tap your foot or pencil; Touching or pulling hair/clothes. Even gestures that are constantly repeated.
Impatience: Adults acting impulsively are even more annoying than children – and potentially dangerous. They may interrupt repeatedly or utter inappropriate remarks. They cannot wait in line. They themselves also fret over the consequences of their actions despite knowing it in advance.
The consequences can threaten your family, your job, and even your safety. For example, it can be dangerous for adults with ADHD to drive a car. In the workplace, people with ADHD often screw up. Some people with this condition change jobs or have trouble keeping anything. The way they deal with work changes constantly from one state to another. People with ADHD feel irritable during work. Colleagues are easily embarrassed by their fickleness, often attributed to personal problems.
* Diagnose people with ADHD.
Unfortunately, scientists do not yet know the cause of ADHD, and laboratory tests cannot provide an accurate diagnosis. However, they have found that the disorder runs in families. If either your mother has ADHD, there’s a 50% chance you have it too. If your child is diagnosed with ADHD, you have a 25% chance of having it.
Doctors diagnose ADHD based on family, development and childhood history, and recent signs and symptoms.
It is important to recognize potential problems and/or neurological disturbances similar to ADHD symptoms, such as Tourette symptoms, temporal lobe seizures, early brain tumors, increased blood lead levels and impaired hearing and vision.
To detect ADHD, it is necessary to conduct physical tests, EEG EEG, CT scan, MRI …
* Treatment of ADHD.
Drug treatment – mainly in the form of stimulants – is effective in pediatric and adult patients. About two-thirds of adults with ADHD improve significantly. Some people with ADHD turn to coffee. In fact, some people can’t work without coffee, the stimulating effect of caffeine helps them focus and work stably. Some people become addicted to caffeine, taking large amounts every day.
A 2010 study found that behavior therapy also helps adults with ADHD. Doctors recommend the many complementary strategies that come with drug therapy such as: Create a to-do list and keep it close at hand; Breathe deeply or free yourself from engrossing situations; Limit the slightest distractions (sounds, looks, and body sensations); Do things that make you feel calm and relaxed like gardening, walking, or cooking.