Adult ADHD: An Overview

While most people associate ADHD with other childhood problems, they may neglect to understand the symptoms of adult ADHD that may be affecting them or a loved one. And, even if you do see the signs, you may not know what steps to take next to treat them and restore balance. In this article, we will help you understand what adult ADHD is and some of the common treatment options that can help treat this condition.

What is Adult ADHD?

Although experts have understood that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) exists for a long period of time, scientists still aren’t sure of its exact causes. However, most theorize that it stems from a combination of environmental effects, gene combinations and minor differences in how the brain may function. Although most cases of ADHD are diagnosed during childhood, that doesn’t mean that ADHD can’t also affect adults. In fact, most cases of adult ADHD go undiagnosed during childhood and begin to make lasting impacts throughout adulthood.

Adult ADHD will often cause the person it affects to be forgetful, disorganized, perpetually overwhelmed or constantly late. When it becomes apparent in adulthood, it is can become frustrating or potentially begin to affect both the sufferer’s career and relationships if left untreated. Many people that have ADHD can become overwhelmed easily by multiple life problems occurring at once and may even feel like it is impossible to remain calm or focused. However, it is important to understand that no matter how severe these problems may seem, help can make beating this disorder easier.

How Is Adult ADHD Treated?

Fortunately, there are many steps that adults with ADHD can take to make real changes in their lives and take meaningful steps to manage their symptoms.

Neurofeedback is a proven, medication-free method of changing the function of the brain.  With consistent training, over time, neurofeedback creates permanent changes in the brain and creates normal, healthy patterns to replace the abnormal patterns found in those who have ADHD. Improved focus, organization, task completion, emotional regulation, motivation, and impulse control are all benefits of neurofeedback treatment.

Many people have found that dietary changes, exercise routines, improved sleep quality and being mindful of the situations that may trigger their adult ADHD to tackle them more productively are also helpful in managing ADHD. It is important to note that this approach will require an introspective look at your own weaknesses to find ways to compensate for them.  Often, a therapist can help in identifying these issues and help find effective coping skills and ways to reduce symptoms.

For adults that need treatment for ADHD, it is important to seek the assistance of a team of professionals as well as your spouse, family or friends. In many cases, professionals trained in adult ADHD can help boost productivity, coach better ways to manage time and money or explain how to effectively control impulsive behaviors.

How Can Oklahoma Neurofeedback Specialists Help?

Oklahoma Neurofeedback Specialists are here to help you better manage your adult ADHD. ADD/ADHD remains for life and can get worse the longer it’s left untreated. Consider Neurotherapy to give your child the tools to effectively manage their ADD/ADHD into adulthood. We invite you to read more about the Neurofeedback process or book your free ADHD treatment consultation to get started.

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