Recognizing ADHD in Adults is the Key to Successful Treatment

By | February 19, 2014

file0001464950673Too often, the focus on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is directed towards children yet this disorder does also occur in adults as well. In general, we tend to view children with it as victims (which they are) and adults with the disorder as underachievers and troublemakers. It is important to recognize this disorder in adults so that they can be steered towards treatment and begin getting their lives in order.

While there are pharmacological treatment options available, they can be not only expensive but harsh and unsafe with their side effects. There is no need to accept the side effects of pharmacological treatments and natural remedies, herbal remedies, and homeopathic cures provide promise for relief from this disorder.

Adult ADHD Symptoms to be Alert for

As the name “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” implies, one of the predominant classes of symptoms is the inability to focus attention. For instance, a person might be talking and then suddenly stop as if his mind is elsewhere. This can manifest itself in other ways such as interrupting someone else speaking in a meeting, being easily distracted, an inability to complete even the simplest of tasks, and poor listening skills.

The adult suffering from this disorder will oftentimes be forgetful and disorganized. While it is normal to forget things at times, a person with this disorder seems to forget many things on a consistent basis. You can imagine what this would mean in an adult’s world with so many appointments, deadlines, and other important dates to remember.

The Long Term Effects of Adult ADHD

The long term effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can disastrous with adults because they are involved in relationships, have jobs that support families, and have important responsibilities. The instances of these effects, when viewed by someone other than the sufferer, can be indicators that allow recognition of the disorder in an adult. For example, if a person is struggling with chemical or alcohol dependency, this could be an indication that the same person also has ADHD since the two oftentimes go together.

Another long term effect that can be an indicator that the adult is suffering from this disorder is depression. Problems such as frequent job loss, relationship failures (e.g., one or more failed marriages), isolation, and trouble with law enforcement can all sink a person into depression and the adult sufferer is no stranger to them. One of the natural remedies effective in calming depression is St. John’s Wort which has been used widely in Germany as treatment for depression.

Treatment Options for Adult ADHD

Treatment options for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder include pharmacological, homeopathic cures, natural, and herbal remedies. Pharmacological remedies are prescribed that stimulate brain activity and provide immediate results in controlling hyperactivity and calming down the mind. Specifically, they increase the amount of dopamine and serotonin in the brain because these compounds are associated with activity and mood respectively.

However, the pharmacological solutions do not produce long-lasting results which are needed in the complex lives of adults and can also have unwanted side-effects. Chemical stimulants only last 6 to 8 hours and can produce insomnia and reduce a person’s appetite. This is where homeopathic cures as well as natural remedies and herbal remedies are preferred as long-term treatments. For example, stress is something that is all too common in today’s fast-paced and modern society.

Stress can trigger many of the symptoms associated with this disorder. However, stress is a fact of life and the answer is to manage it because it will not completely go away. This is where a natural remedy such as American Ginseng can calm a person suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder thus allowing him to avoid complicating reactions.

Recognizing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in an adult is important because the sufferer might not realize that his problems are the results of it. If you or someone you care about might be a victim of ADHD, consult a professional in alternative medicine and evaluate the treatment options for this disabling disorder.

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