Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
If you have ever come across a person who is unsure about them and whose mood keeps fluctuating then you need to read this. Such a person holds a trait of ADHD and is suffering from a chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. It begins in childhood but can persist into adulthood too. It may be an outcome of low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neural mental disorder. Characterized by problems paying attention, excessive activity, or difficulty controlling behavior which is not appropriate for a person’s age.
Here is a list of symptoms that can serve as a guideline for finding traces of ADHD in a person. A list of symptoms is listed to know whether the person is actually suffering from this or not? It requires a medical diagnosis to confirm this disorder. Some explicit symptoms are as follows-
Cognitive- Absent-mindedness, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, problem paying attention, or short attention span.
Mood- Anger, anxiety, boredom, excitement, or mood swings. Such people find trouble staying focused on one task as they easily get distracted or bored. They find difficulty remembering things and comply with instructions, so they commit careless mistakes. Such people can suffer from Learning disabilities, Tourette Syndrome, Oppositional defiant disorder, Conduct disorder, Anxiety and depression, Bipolar disorder, face trouble in getting organized and prioritizing things, Often acts impulsively, Frequently fidgets and talks too much, trouble meeting deadlines and finishing tasks, Often needs to re-read things or have directions repeated and Often rushes through assignments and end up making errors.
Factors that can contribute to ADHD are as follows- genes, cigarette smoking, alcohol use, or drug use during pregnancy, exposure to environmental toxins during pregnancy, exposure to environmental toxins, such as high levels of lead, at a young age, low birth weight, and brain Injuries. ADHD is more common in males than females, as females with ADHD are more likely to have problems primarily with inattention. Other conditions, such as learning disabilities, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, depression, and substance abuse, are common in people with ADHD.
Treatments include medication and talk therapy. Although there is no cure for ADHD so available treatments can only reduce symptoms and these include medication, psychotherapy, education or training, and talk-therapy or a combination of the above.
It’s Time To Consult A Doctor!
Do consult a Doctor, If you see these side effects while taking stimulants :
- Decreased Appetite
- Sleep Problems
- Tics (sudden, repetitive movements or sounds);
- Personality Changes
- Increased Anxiety and Irritability
- Stomach Aches and
Stimulants can raise blood pressure and heart rate and increase anxiety.
If a person possesses health problems like- high blood pressure, seizures, heart disease, glaucoma, liver or kidney disease, or an anxiety disorder should inform the doctor before taking a stimulant.
****NOTE– There is a risk and side effect, especially when taken in excess of the prescribed dose.