ADD is a disorder that people usually link with unruly children who cannot follow what they are told to or sit quietly in a chair for more than 5 minutes, but the symptoms of this disorder can continue to develop into adulthood. Many adults do not realize that problems such as poor organization, losing things or frequent delays in appointments can be symptoms of adult ADD.
THE CAUSES OF ADULT ADD
Although experts do not know for sure what causes ADHD, it is believed that genes play an important role. Another cause could be the exposure to alcohol, tobacco and other toxins during pregnancy.
Unlike other psychological disorders (such as anxiety or depression), ADD does not start in adulthood. Symptoms must be present at an early age in order to make a diagnosis of ADD.
SYMPTOMS OF ADULT ADD
ADHD in adults are showing something more subtle than in children. Many people eventually grow up and learn to control their behavior to some extent, and therefore have less severe symptoms related to hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
Also, some symptoms such as poor concentration and motivation or social problems can be signs of other psychiatric conditions such as depression or as a result of alcoholism or drug use.
Therefore, it is important to let a professional diagnosis regardless of whether you identify with any symptoms.
These are the main symptoms of concentration disorders in adulthood:problems with the organization (paying bills or taxes, duties at work or college)reckless driving and traffic accidents (ADD reduces the ability of long concentration on one thing such as driving)easily distracted (this symptom may affect your career, especially if you work in a noisy office with phone calls and messages) poor listening skills (many adults with ADD have a problem with monitoring the conversation and forgetting what they were told)discomfort and problems with relaxation (children with ADD are hyperactive while in adults this symptom does not show physical activity but internal unrest and tension)
Problems with initial tasks and activities (delaying work becomes a vicious circle)delay (usually the reason for this is that the person with ADD gets distracted before departure on the road)outbursts of anger (ADD often leads to problems with controlling emotions and people can “explode” because of small things, and then cool down faster than they got angry)poor prioritization (e.g. missing deadlines for exams or deadlines at work, and at the same time conducting dozens of hours to play video games or read something aside)poor self-control and spontaneous action without thinking of the consequencescraving for excitement and frequent boredom.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF UNTREATED ADD
ADD that is not diagnosed can cause problems in almost all spheres of life such as problems with the physical and mental health. Symptoms of ADD may contribute to compulsive overeating, addiction to alcohol or drugs, anxiety and lead to low self-esteem due to the failure and failure to fulfill their potential.
It can lead to problems in the field of business and finance. People with attention deficit disorder often have difficulties at work and have a sense that they were not sufficiently successful. Find it difficult to follow strict rules and stick to routines because they are bored.
Also, it leads to problems in relationships. Business, friendship and romantic relationships can be a problem for a person with ADHD because they get disturbed with constant remarks about irresponsibility, untidy and delays. People close to you can see you as lazy, irresponsible and insensitive person.
HELP AND ADVICE FOR ADULT ADD
Attention deficit disorder is usually treated with drugs that are stimulants (Concerta, Ritalin, Adderall). These drugs can be obtained only by prescription from the psychiatrist because they have the potential to cause addiction.
However there are some simple changes that you can bring in your life to help with the symptoms of ADD without medication:exercise and proper dietfinding a job that you truly care and that you loveenough sleeplearning about the organization, principles and discipline