The Low-Down On Adult ADHD
YES, you read right — it’s not only kids who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD).
6 Adult ADHD Symptoms
Trouble concentrating and tying focused
DisorganiSation and forgetfulness
Hyperactivity or restlessness
Did You Know?
Adult ADHD can cause trouble in many parts of life, from home to work and even school. However there are treatments and ways to manage the disorder, with experts revealing that most people, young and old, learn to adapt, and many become very successful both in their professional and private lives.
Challenges Faced By ADHD Adults
According to webmd.com, there are some challenges faces by adults who have ADHD. We share
some below for you to go through if you think you or someone you know could be affected.
Experts say you may have trouble with the following:
2. Chronic boredom
3. Chronic lateness and forgetfulness
5. Trouble concentrating when reading
6. Trouble controlling anger
7. Problems at work
9. Low tolerance for frustration
10. Low self-esteem
11. Mood swings
12. Poor organisation skills
14. Relationship problems
15. Substance abuse or addiction
Did You Know?
EXPERTS believe that adults who have ADHD could have problems at school such as being underachievers, repeating a grade or dropping out. However, that doesn’t make them failures — in fact many are on top of their game in the work place.
Dealing With ADHD
BELOW are some of the factors affected by having ADHD as an adult.
1. Might change jobs a lot and perform poorly
2. Be less happy with their jobs and have fewer successes at work
3. Get more speeding tickets, have their license suspended, or be involved in more crashes
4. Smoke cigarettes
5. Use alcohol or drugs more often
6. Have less money
7. Say they have psychological trouble like being depressed or have anxiety
8. Have more marital problems
9. Get separated and divorced more often
10. Have multiple marriages
IF you or a loved one suffer from ADHD, chat to a medical profession to help you treat it.
WHEN it comes to treating ADHD, it’s not always about medication. There are many ways, say
experts, to help you learn how to deal with it. We share some easy tips below:
1. Exercise — vigorously and regularly
2. Eat healthy — always
3. Get plenty of sleep — every night
4. Practice better time management — set deadlines
5. Work on relationships — schedule activities with friends and family
6. Create a supportive working environment — notes, reminders, lists etc.
9 Foods To Help You Concentrate
SOMETIMES it’s hard to stay focused when there’s so much going on. But did you know that some
simple changes to your diet could help your concentration? Here are some food to enjoy, proven to help you concentrate for longer.
1. Caffeine is great for keeping you alert
2. Sugar can enhance alertness — but still to fruit for your sugar boost
3. Eating breakfast will help fuel your brain — plus it sees up your metabolism
4. Fish is great brain food so stock up on salmon for starters
5. Add nuts and chocolate to your daily diet — in moderation of course, and preferably dark chocolate
6. Add avocados and whole grains to your meals
7. Blueberries are nutritious and reportedly reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
8. Sticking to a healthy diet is not only great for the hips, but the mind, too as if your diet lacks essential nutrients, it can hurt your ability to concentrate. Plus, eating too much or too little can also interfere with your focus, say experts.
9. Take vitamins, minerals and supplements.
Courtesy of www.helpguide.org and www.webmd.com
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