Do You Have Adult ADD or ADHD? When most people think of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they associate it with children who have too much energy and are unable to focus in school or at home. However, the reality is that ADHD affects 4.4% of adults as well. The main symptoms of ADHD include inattention, distractibility, and impulsivity. In most cases, these symptoms are present in childhood but don’t become problematic until adulthood.
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As we advance into adulthood, most people’s lives become more complicated and stressful. An increasing number of burdens, such as marriage, family, a job, and finances, can hinder the brain. You can experience any of the following symptoms…
These symptoms can cause you to turn to alcohol, drugs or medication abuse.
According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistics Manual, criteria for ADHD include one of the two following situations:
For inattention, at least 6 of the following inattention symptoms must have persisted for at least six months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with the person’s developmental level:
For impulsivity, the person:
Diagnosing this condition can be challenging because the symptoms of ADHD often overlap other disorders. In fact ADHD and bipolar disorder occur together 30% of the time. The adult version of ADHD typically has a higher focus on inattentiveness instead of hyperactivity so medication is the predominant treatment suggested. However, psychotherapy may be suggested to help resolve some of the psychological and social consequences of the disorder. Dr. Hege has extensive experience diagnosing ADHD and treating it with the best choice of medication. He is familiar with the side effects that can occur with these medications and enjoys seeing the deepening satisfaction in patient relationships and careers when the correct medicine, optimal dose, and best timing of dosing are discovered. There are many different types of ADHD medications, including long acting ones. One of the medications recommended for ADHD is Adderall. Adderall side effects can include nausea and headaches – read on for more information about Adderall and Adderall Generic.
If you or someone you know is concerned about the possibility of adult ADHD, contact Dr. Hege immediately!