What Do You Need to Know About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly called ADHD, is a mental disorder that can affect all ages and both sexes. A large number of children today are being diagnosed with ADHD, and also Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD. This is not just a condition that children suffer from though, many adults may also have this mental disorder even if they have never been properly diagnosed.
Identifying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms
Being able to identify the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be very important. If you or your child exhibit any of the following symptoms then you should consult with a mental health expert or medical professional for an accurate diagnosis:
- Easily distracted
- Difficulty focusing
- Difficulty in sitting still
- Thoughts that race or jump around
- Careless mistakes are commonly made
- Items are frequently lost or misplaced
- Memory impairment
- Difficulty following instructions
- Organizational difficulties
- Excessive talking
- Rapid speech
- Relaxation may be difficult
- Acting without thinking
- Inappropriate emotional responses
- Angry outbursts
- Always moving or on the go
Treatment Options For Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Anyone who has been properly diagnosed with ADHD requires treatment, but all children and some adults may experience one or more of these symptoms at times, even if they do not have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. A mental health professional can determine whether this mental disorder is the cause or if there are other problems that may be causing these symptoms to appear.
There are a number of different treatment options that may be effective with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. These can include:
- Behavior therapy
- Nutritional counseling
Both children and adults should always try treatment methods for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder that do not involve medications first. In severe cases medication may be required but many who suffer from this mental disorder will respond without drugs that may have harmful side effects. The best treatment may require some trial and error, so you should not give up if the first methods used are not highly effective.
Will You Outgrow Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not something that is outgrown, and many who are diagnosed as children will still have this disorder as adults. A mental health consultation should be sought if there are any symptoms of ADHD or ADD. The sooner that you start treatment the better your results will be and the faster you can get your life back to normal. Each person diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder may show different symptoms. In some cases concentration is possible with activities that are enjoyed, but tasks that are boring or repetitive may be much more of a challenge.
Valiant Recovery has an exceptional program for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder that can help you get the treatment that you want and need, and the calm life that you deserve. We offer a wide range of available treatment options for this mental disorder, and we will customize a treatment plan based on your situation and symptoms.