A Guide To ADHD

ADHD also known as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a Mental health issue that effects daily routine and can sometimes even halt development in some of the younger patients affected by this medical condition.

This disorder is divided into three separate groups of identification.

Inattentive: poor concentration.

Hyperactive-Impulsive: fidgeting, manic (could be mistaken for anxiety disorder by an untrained eye).

Combination: a mixture of both groups.

A patient is classified into a group depending on which symptoms are being presented.

To get more in depth about Inattentive symptoms, they can stretch to being distracted, growing bored often, having a hard time focusing, not being able to retain new information, unable to sort their thoughts, not having the ability to focus, are constantly daydreaming and are unable to follow simple directions.

When looking for Hyperactive-Impulsive symptoms in more clarity, you will find that the person is restless, unable to remain still, constantly speaking, have to be moving their hands all the time, cannot remain their composer in silent situations, needing to remain brain busy, they have poor judgement and are considered risk takers as well as having a fast brain process that makes them speak and act in inappropriate times.

When a patient shows signs of both of these types together, that is when the Doctor diagnoses the illness as a combination type.

Most patients are informed of their disorder by the age of seven, it is uncommon to be labeled with ADHD as an adult, but in some rare cases it has been over looked by Pediatricians.

This disorder can be found through the use of a Psychiatrist, where they will preform a personality test by asking certain questions to the patient and putting them in safe situations to see their natural reaction.

It can also be found through the use of a CAT scan, or by taking images of the brain through other medical equipment.

The treatment for this disorder is done through medication as well as therapy.

It is also beneficial to have motivation coming from inside of the home, where the patient spends most of their time.

This can be done through the use of encouragement, guiding and keeping the patient busy with healthy activities.

This disorder should not be something to try to stop, but rather to be controlled in a more positive way, productivity is a key aspect to living a long, healthy and happy lifestyle.

If you or someone you know is showing five or more symptoms of this mental disorder, it is important to approach the situation in a loving, safe environment.

Preferably, using the guidance of someone who is a professional.

Understanding the reasons why a patient is acting in the way they are as well as learning healthy ways to cope and handle the process in which the brain is working to allow this behavior is the key to being able to find success in not allowing this illness to control or take over someones life.

Having a health condition such as this, is nothing to ever be ashamed of, it is just something that could be easier to live with, under the proper watch and guidance of a trained professional.