Happy Monday Everyone… Today’s Post is about ADHD. I will discuss what it is, the 3 types, and some treatment ideas. I am not diagnosing anyone and if you suspect you or someone you know could have ADHD please SEE A DOCTOR for an evaluation. I am mainly just listing some of the signs…
ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able to control your behavior, or a combination of these. There are three types Inattentive, Impulsive and Combination.
Some of the symptoms/signs of Inattentive: not paying attention, makes careless mistakes, does not seem to listen when spoken to, does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores or duties, difficulty organizing, loses things, gets distracted. Some of the symptoms/signs of Impulsive: fidgets hands or feet or even squirms in seat, leaves seat when remaining seated is expected, runs about or climbs, difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities, is “on the go” or acts as if “driven by motor”, talks excessively, blurts out answers, difficulty waiting turn, or interrupts others. Combination is just that a combination of the two.
4.1% of adult population has Adult ADHD, some were diagnosed as children. 1 in 10 children (aged 4-17) have been diagnosed with ADHD which equals 5.4 million children in the US; and 80% of these children will have symptoms into the teen and adult years.
How is ADHD treated? With a combination of medication and behavior therapy. What you can do is create a routine, be organized, avoid distractions by limiting electronic devices, limit choices, simplify, discover a talent, talk to the child’s school counselor for additional assistance with a 504 plan or IEP modifications.
Some famous people with ADHD: Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, Ty Pennington, Terry Bradshaw, Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver, Jim Carrey, Richard Branson, Paris Hilton, Howie Mandel, Michael Phelps, Michelle Rodriguez.
And people with ADHD are 300% more likely to start their own company, so even if you have ADHD there are no limits to what you can do if you can plan ahead and discover techniques that work for you.
Remember please seek the advice for a diagnosis from a medical professional and if you are diagnosed with ADHD then seek assistance from a mental health professional or another professional to assist you in constructing a plan for your treatment. I do have experience with child ADHD, call for an appointment today.