Help For Adults With ADD
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic mental disorder that affects tens of mmillions of persons worldwide.Also referred to as attention-deficit disorder (ADD),children and adults with ADHD have brains that have a chemical dysfunction that results in erratic behavior that causes many problems for them and their friends and families. These brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters affect the way thoughts are organized and result in behavioral symptoms that are problematic.
Symptoms of ADD tend to change as the add sufferer grows from a child to an adult.Children with this disorder tend to either be inattentive to their surroundings and relationships or they are hyperactive and have outbursts of impulsive frenetic behavior. Adults who have it retain these same behavioral traits but since they’re older and have different roles to play, these adult symptoms of ADHD often result in a lack of focus and priorities, an inability to organize their thoughts well,inattentiveness,impatient outbursts at minor frustrations, like waiting in a long line at the airport or hitting the horn frequently while stuck in traffic. The adult sufferer might have an inability to hold a job very long–he has a history of missed appointments,an inability to complete a project on time,he misses deadlines–all of which lead to his or her eventual dismissal.
A major problem with this disease is that it’s often hard to diagnose. Attention has been focused on children with the disorder because parents are raising them and are paying close attention to their behavior. Recent advances in
Psychology and Psychiatry have made Add more identifiable and treatable. But when the childrens’parents or grandparents were their age and they themselves suffered from ADD, nobody really understood that their problem was. Consequently, many adult sufferers today still don’t realize they have it. Some realized that they had the disease only when their child was diagnosed with it and they realized their lifelong problems were the result of a mental disorder.
The purpose of this blog, Adult ADD Help, is to help those adult sufferers of ADD or ADHD who have had these problems all their lives, not realizing that there was a medical reason for their behavior and that it could be treated and cured. Then they could lead normal, productive, peaceful lives. This information can also help their family members realize what the problem is with their father, mother, or other relative or friend. Then they will be in a position to help their friend or loved one get help.
Adult ADD Help will feature posts that provide information about the causes,symptoms,treatment options and support group networks available for the adult ADD sufferer. We will keep you up to date on the latest advancements and recommend sources of information to help keep you abreast of innovations within the industry with the treatment of ADD. Plus we will provide an interactive platform for readers to provide comments and information with one another that will help others cope better with this serious medical problem.
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