Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which starts in childhood. Sometimes symptoms are missed, and diagnosis is not done until later in life. Women may also not be diagnosed until later in life due presenting with different symptoms than men.
There are three primary characteristics of ADHD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in one person.
Symptoms of ADHD may include:
- Have trouble staying focused or getting distracted
- Issues with organization of time and objects
- Day dreaming
- Issues with starting and completing boring tasks
- Forgetfulness and procrastination
- Appearing not to be listening when spoken to
- Constantly fidget and squirm
- Talking excessively
- Acting without thinking
- Interrupting often, or say the wrong thing at the wrong time
- Having a quick temper or “short fuse”
Whether or not your symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are due to ADHD, they can cause problems if left untreated. Lack of focus or control can make life difficult. These frustrations can later lead to low self-esteem as well as friction in relationships.
ADHD also can occur with other mental health disorders that need treatment as well. These can be mood disorders like Bipolar, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression. It can also occur with learning disabilities, tics, and sensory disorders.
Treatment can make a dramatic difference in symptoms. With the right support, you can get on track for success in all areas of life.
If you’re interested in learning more about ADHD therapy, contact me today for a free consultation. I would be happy to share how I can help you achieve success and grow.