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ADHD: An acronym for a highly genetic neurodevelopmental condition that affects numerous aspects of a person's life and (without treatment) seriously impacts a person's life potential
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ADULT ADHD CAN INFLUENCE EVERY PART OF A PERSON'S LIFE
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TREATMENT WITH MEDICATION IS IMPORTANT BUT NOT ENOUGH ALONE
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UNTREATED ADHD OFTEN AFFECTS HOW PEOPLE SEE THEMSELVES, INTERACT WITH OTHERS, AND MEET THE DEMANDS OF THEIR LIVES.
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APPROX 2.5 PERCENT OF CANADIAN ADULTS HAVE ADHD
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ONE COMMON SYMPTOM IN BOTH MEN AND WOMEN IS EXCESSIVE MIND WANDERING
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UNTREATED ADHD IS OFTEN RELATED TO ANXIETY, DEPRESSION< SUBSTANCE ABUSE, AND INTERPERSONAL PROBLEMS.
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MOST ADULTS WITH ADHD ARE NEVER DIAGNOSED NOR TREATED
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ADHD TREATMENT POTENTIALLY ALLOWS PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE MORE STABILITY AND COMFORT LIFE.
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ADHD TREATMENT INCLUDES EDUCATION, COACHING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY.
MEDICATIONS ARE PRESCRIBED BY PRIMARY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER.
Adult ADHD is a Treatable Illness
Coping with Adult ADHD
If you landed here, and are reading this now, chances are you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with Adult ADHD or has been experiencing some symptoms that sound a whole lot like ADHD, and you suspect this to be the case.
If this is your situation, you know how ADHD affects EVERYTHING! We know too, because we deal with ADHD in our own family and have also treated numerous people (and their families) with ADHD over many years. Your routine is 'rarely routine' for very long, relationships are challenging, everyone under the roof is affected by the symptoms of ADHD, and you are not quite sure what you should be doing! You may already have experienced actual or an 'almost' separation or divorce, and conflict may be occurring within the couple or family relationship frequently. There may be one person in the family who habitually works to the point of exhaustion to try to 'normalize' the situation, but that-as you know-does not solve the serious issues associated with untreated ADHD.
Untreated Adult ADHD can lead to functional impairments other than interpersonal relationships and employment issues. Some of these other issues include low self-esteem, anxiety (in at least half of those diagnosed with ADHD), challenges with dysregulated emotions (frustration, impatience, and anger), and more.
Treating ADHD with medications can have positive effects however the person still needs to learn the skills necessary to deal with the people, places, and things in life, including family, friends, work and work peers and others. Treating ADHD with medication AND therapy is often necessary to provide the stability the client needs to live his or her most productive and rewarding life.
Challenges with communication skills, procrastination, and distractibility can play havoc with home, school, work, and social environments. He or she may experience bullying, being labelled unfavourably, and evaluated as having a much lower potential than the person actually has.
He or she is much more likely to become nicotine dependent and develop a substance abuse disorder than non-ADHD clients. He or she is also more likely to be involved in accidents on and off the job.
The most common non-medication treatment for ADHD is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) routine that includes cognitive modification (changing how one think about a situation); ACT and Mindfulness-Based CBT; Implementation strategies; and ADHD Coaching such as the ACT Matrix model. People with ADHD also benefit from healthy eating, regular physical activity, good sleeping habits and limited daily screen time from TVs, computers, i-phones, and other electronics such as gaming devices.