Adult ADHD

 
Praise the Lord, everyone!
 
The topic was recently about ADHD in children, now we want to give information about ADHD in adults. This is more common than you think, 40 – 50% of adults have ADHD, but few are diagnosed and treated. Every adult who has this most likely had this as a child but were not diagnosed as a child.
 
This affects men and women equally. Here are some of the symptoms:
  • Following directions can be difficult
  • Remembering information (can be hard to understand)
  • Concentration issues (can become distracted often)
  • Organized task (hard to finish what you start)
  • Hard time starting and finishing work on time
This can cause problems at home, school, and work. Here are some challenges some adults face: anxiety, boredom, lateness, forgetfulness, depression, concentrating when reading, problems at work, impulsiveness, low tolerance and frustration, low self esteem, mood swings, poor organizational skills, procrastination, relationship problems, substance abuse, and addiction. No two adults with ADHD are alike. Some do very well, while others struggle.
 
Psychiatrists who are experienced in this area can diagnose this issue. Physical exam can be done to make sure this isn’t something else with the same symptoms. You could also have a learning disability or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Whatever the case, make sure you  get a proper diagnosis.
 
There are medicines for adults with ADD that can help improve your symptoms. Your doctor will know which ones are best suited for your situation. Not all medicines work the same way. Some can become addicting, hard to remember to take, or difficult to take on time.
 
There is therapy such as life coaching, job coaching, mentoring, behavioral therapy, and stress management. ere are other things you can do to help manage your ADHD:
  • Organize your daily tasks and work to complete each one
  • Breath slowly when you get upset or angry
  • Pause for a moment so you won’t act out and regret it later
  • Cut down on distractions, move to a quieter place
  • Ask others to make things less distracting
  • Burn off extra energy with exercise and hobbies
  • Ask for help, don’t be afraid to say you need help. Especially if you have disruptive thoughts or behaviors
These things can help make a difference in keeping you on point and focused.
 
Philippians 2:5 says “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”. Romans 12:2 is another scripture to bless your mind.
 
Be blessed