ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is classified as an ongoing pattern of attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness that interferes with daily functioning abilities.
What are the Symptoms of ADHD?
Symptoms of ADHD will vary, but largely look like:
- Fidgeting and restlessness
- Impatience and a low tolerance for frustration
- Short attention span
- Mood swings
- Learning disability
- Trouble multitasking
- Difficulties staying focused
- Problems with prioritizing and staying focused on priorities
Can Adults Have ADHD?
When you think of ADHD, you most likely think of school-aged children. The truth is that any age group can be affected by ADHD.
Adult ADHD may not be as easy to identify because the hyperactivity will decrease, but these patients still have restlessness, difficulty focusing, impulsiveness, short attention spans, and other symptoms shared with childhood ADHD diagnoses. Many adults who have ADHD don’t realize they have it. They face daily struggles with deadlines, a lack of organization, planning problems, and memory issues and have learned to “deal with it.” Just like childhood ADHD, however, these symptoms can be addressed.
How is ADHD Treated?
Our practitioners are well-versed in effective treatment plans for ADHD, frequently finding a combination of behavioral adjustments and medications that can restore balance for our patients here at Revive & Thrive. ADHD is disruptive, but there are treatments available for both adolescent and adult attention deficit disorders.