Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or commonly known as ADHD affects usually the children and the teenagers but could continue into adulthood. Those affected with it might be unable to control the impulses they have or be hyperactive, and have trouble in paying attention. These behaviors can interfere with their school, work and home life and is more common with boys.
Adults that have this may have difficulties in being organized, managing time, holding a job down and setting goals. If you think you are suffering from this then undergoing ADHD coaching session will be advisable for you. This is because your life would be greatly affected negatively by it specially when you also have problems with addiction, self esteem and relationships.
Symptoms in children are categorized into three things with the first one being inattention like getting distracted easily and a tendency to daydream. They do not also seem to listen, follow directions, finish tasks, pay attention or like doing things which require sitting still. And they tend to forget about their daily activities, makes careless mistakes and loses things often.
The second category is hyperactivity having trouble in playing quietly, usually bounces, fidgets, or squirms when sitting and does not stay seated. They are always moving around like climbing on things or running, which in adults and teens is more described commonly as restlessness. Other indications also include talking excessively and being on the go always as if a motor is driving them.
The third category is impulsivity which is shown by them interrupting others, blurting out answers and has trouble in waiting for their turn. Symptoms in adults are different because they tend to change as a person gets older. This includes anxiety, chronic forgetfulness and lateness, trouble controlling anger, impulsiveness, addiction or substance abuse, problems at work, unorganized, mood swings, easily frustrated and procrastination.
The actual causes of ADHD is unknown though researchers say there are various things which might lead to it. These could be hereditary as it tend to be in the family, chemical imbalance specially in the brain and changes in the brain on areas which control attention. Substance abuse, drinking, smoking, infections and poor nutrition during pregnancy can affect the neural development of a baby.
Other possible causes also include toxins like lead because this could affect brain development or having a brain disorder or injury specially at the frontal lobe. That is because the damage in that area might cause problems in controlling emotions and impulses. Most common misconceptions people have is that sugar, poor home life, too much TV or food allergies can cause it.
ADHD cannot be cured or prevented though spotting it early as well as having a good education plan and treatment may help an adult or child manage the symptoms. Several of them could be managed by medication and an example of this are stimulants. These help increase attention span and control impulsive and hyperactive behavior.
Nonstimulant medications are also there for those not compatible with stimulants. Dietary supplements have shown benefit as well. Therapies are also a great help in changing their behaviors.