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ADHD


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also commonly referred to as ADHD, is a mental disorder which has an unknown cause but is known to have an 87% heritability. ADHD usually appears in early childhood, but there are cases of Adults being diagnosed with ADHD but the symptoms need to have had started when you were younger.


  • SYMPTOMS
    WHEN TALKING ABOUT SYMPTOMS, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT DAILY HABITS/BEHAVIOR.
  • Difficult to keep one’s attention on a task and/or trouble organizing tasks.
  • Is it difficult for you to focus on reading material?
  • Avoiding things that take effort/following through on them.
  • Do you have a messy home or work space?
  • Hyperactivity such as fidgeting, talking excessively, restlessness.
  • Impulsivity such as difficulty controlling interrupting others or being patient.
  • Do you have difficulty keeping on one topic or tend to jump from topic to topic when having a conversation?
  • Head “in the clouds” more often than not.
  • Could be described as mentally “foggy”.
  • Have you had any or all of these issues since you were young?
  • Does anyone in your family have any history of mental illness?
    You do not have any of the following as sometimes the symptoms can mimic Adult ADHD: Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Chemotherapy, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Substance Abuse, Antibiotics, Blood Pressure Medication, HIV, Head Injuries or Multiple Sclerosis (and Menopause).

PERSONAL SUCCESS STORIES
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RESOURCES


DO NOT TRY TO SELF DIAGNOSE YOURSELF, ALWAYS SEEK OUT PROFESSIONAL ADVICE.

SOURCES
Encyclopedia of Psychology
http://www.apa.org/topics/index.aspx
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-best-strategies-managing-adult-adhd/201304/five-easy-steps-diagnosing-adult-adhd
The Conners Test ,www.adhdwarehouse.com.

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