5 Things You Need To Know About Adult ADHD

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1. There' more than one type of ADHD

As a society, we tend to focus on the hyperactive and impulsive symptoms of attention deficit disorder (ADD). However, there are actually three main types:  Inattentive, Hyperactive and Combined type. Inattentive type experience difficulty focusing or paying attention but are less restless and fidgety. Women with Adult ADHD are more commonly the inattentive type.

Combined subtype ADD includes both traits. Many children diagnosed with hyperactive type of ADHD have a combined subtype diagnosis as adults.

Hyperactive type is typically in children.

2. Look for a Psychiatrist that Specializes in Adult ADHD

Screening might not be enough for a correct adult adhd diagnosis.

The adult ADHD symptoms that are typically seen in adults (.g., short attention span, distractibility, fidgeting) are less likely to be noticed in adult ADHD self-reports or adult ADHD screening. Adult ADHD is often missed or misdiagnosed as many patients think ADHD symptoms that are present are “normal” (.g., it’ normal for people not to remember everything they read or have trouble focusing at work).

If you did  were never diagnosed in childhood but still have trouble managing your attention and focus as an adult, it s important to see a psychiatrist that specializes in adult ADHD treatment. If in doubt, make sure someone who can do adult adhd testing examines you – adult psychiatrists and adult ADHD specialists at Aura MD are good places to start looking.

3. There is no ADHD "cure."
But, skip to #5 to hear the good news

There is adult adhd treatment and effective medications ADHD typically requires ongoing treatment to control your symptoms. This can be frustrating to hear if you have gone your whole life without help and feel that adult ADHD has been holding you back.

4. Adults with untreated adhd have a harder time managing day to day tasks.

Adults with untreated adult adhd symptoms have a harder time in life than adults who are able to control their ADHD through medication or therapy.  There are many adult  ADHD misunderstandings, but adult ADHD is not all “in your head.” Adults with  untreated ADHD symptoms report lower quality of life, lower performance at work and a more limited social support network  than their same age non-ADHD peers (p<0.001)

5. ADHD can be treated.

Adult adhd can be successfully treated with various medications. 

 Aura MD specializes in ADHD treatment.  Our team will help you better succeed in adult life and your  relationships with the right treatment.

Medications for adult ADHD treatment are typically taken at the beginning of your day, some  medications used that are extended release options are Adderall XR or Vyvanse. 

Book your consultation with Aura MD to see if Adult ADHD could be affecting you.

 

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