What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a psychiatric disorder of the neurodevelopment type where issues related to acting out impulsively, paying attention, or simply being overly hyper that are not appropriate for the child’s age. These issues sometime result in poor performance in school. Studies indicate that 1 to 5 percent of children are diagnosed with ADHD and boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with it than girls. About 40% of the children, who are diagnosed with it, will continue to have the issues throughout adulthood.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is normally treated using counseling / therapy, medication, and adjustments to lifestyle. However, medication is not normally introduced unless improvement does not occur with the use of counseling. Additionally, medication is not used unless symptoms are moderate or above. The good news is that many children under this diagnosis are able to develop coping skills which aid them in living a productive life with little or no related issues.
Adult Attention Hyperactivity Disorder, sometimes referred to as Adult ADHD, Adult ADD, or ADHD in Adults is a neurobiological condition of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The three versions of ADHD are inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive, and combined. Adult attention deficit disorder (AADD) is normally related to an adult procrastinating, being unorganized, finishing work, or being inattentive. This sometimes creates life programs related to relationships, work, and finances.
It does appear that AADD can be inherited; normally symptoms are seen in childhood, prior to age 7. With adults, treatment of ADHD is sometimes treated with a combination of skills training, life coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication.
|In adults, these evolve into:
This article is a brief summary of a diagnosis for informational purposes only. If you suspect that you or someone that you know may have a mental or behavioral health condition, you should consult a licensed professional. Trinity Harbor Therapeutic Services located in Coral Springs, Florida offers a free phone consultation by a licensed clinical therapist.
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