Attention Deficit Disorder tends to focus predominately on children, leaving the ADD adult largely under served. Most of the information presented about Attention Deficit Disorder focuses on children, parenting and school issues. All but one ADHD medication currently on the market achieved FDA approval for adult Attention Deficit Disorder treatment.
Adults with ADD often realize that they have adult Attention Deficit Disorder when their own child is diagnosed with Attention Deficit. Looking through the diagnostic test symptom list for children, the parent often sees similarities in their own present or past behavior.
For the adult newly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (adult ADD), the diagnosis comes as a revelation as well as an explanation. The brain fog, the inability to focus and the hours spent scouring the house for misplaced car keys can now be attributed to something more than being scattered and disorganized.
Most everyone feels forgetful, impulsive or inattentive at one time or another but a marked presence of these behaviors might be symptoms of adult ADD. This is especially true if these behaviors have existed since childhood. Many experts in the field of ADHD acknowledge the under-diagnosing of adult ADD. Attention Deficit Disorder simply was not in vogue decades ago when the ADD adult of today was a child. Additionally, the prevalent belief in years past was that most children with Attention Deficit Disorder would outgrow their symptoms by adolescence.
Experts now are rethinking that belief. It is estimated that about 50 percent of children with ADD continue to have problems that affect functioning in adulthood. The main difference between the ADD adult and child is that the adult with Attention Deficit Disorder typically has developed more sophisticated coping mechanisms.
Adult Attention Deficit Disorder is a common mental health issue. The ADD adult might have trouble following the proper channels or chain of commands, have an internal sense of anxiety, a sense of underachievement, have trouble keeping a job or impulsively change job often. Problems with self-esteem, difficulty maintaining an organized work and/or home environment, chronic procrastination and being frequently overwhelmed by tasks of daily living are all symptoms of adult ADD.
Health care professionals have begun to recognize and diagnose adult ADD over recent years. Adult use of ADD medications has doubled since the year 2000. Currently, about 1 percent of the US adult population, which translates to nearly 1.5 million people aged 20 and older have been diagnosed with adult ADD and take medication to treat the adult Attention Deficit Disorder.
If you or someone you love suffers from adult ADD, seek out a healthful treatment plan to alleviate the problems commonly associate with adult Attention Deficit Disorder – impulsivity, disorganization, procrastination, relationship troubles, substance abuse, forgetfulness and other symptoms of adult Attention Deficit Disorder.
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