ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder which is a mental condition. A person with ADHD has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control. Now parents may know what ADHD is because it is generally diagnosed in children by the time they’re teenagers, with the average age of diagnosis being 7 years old.
But do you know that not only children but adults can have ADHD too?
According to the American Psychiatric Association, an estimated 8.4 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults have ADHD. There are 7 major symptoms of ADHD in adults
1: Frequently commits thoughtless errors and needs thoughtfulness regarding subtle elements.
2: Frequently maintains a strategic distance from, detests, or is hesitant to take an interest in errands requiring supported mental exertion.
3: Frequently experiences issues focusing on assignments.
4: Frequently appears to not listen when addressed straightforwardly.
5: Easily diverted or distracted.
6: Disorganized or messy
Now many might say that this can be termed as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) too but ADHD and ADD both are different. ADHD incorporates the side effect of physical hyperactivity or over the top restlessness– that is the “H”. In Include (or what is brought in the symptomatic manual, ADHD, preoccupied subtype), the side effect of hyperactivity is missing. To be sure, individuals with Include can be quiet and tranquil, not at all hyperactive or problematic.
For the treatment for ADHD, you can either go for medication or therapy however a blend of both is frequently best.
So do you think you have ADHD or anyone you know might be suffering from it? Then please ask them to visit a psychiatrist or a psychologist because it is better to be late than never.
I will end this chapter here, but I would love to know your thoughts too.
So, I will see you soon again, until then Stay Safe & Take Care
Source about data: American Psychiatric Association