More Important Factors to Be Cognizant About in Understanding Adult ADD
ADD affects all levels of intelligence which shatters the myth that it only occurs in people that aren’t considered smart. It isn’t caused by bad parenting or improper diet, although those factors certainly don’t help in coping with it.
A person with ADD is six times more likely to suffer from some other psychiatric or learning disorder which can cause difficulty with receiving an accurate diagnosis and the correct treatment/medication. Going over a checklist of ADD symptoms to help you decipher will help.
Adult ADD may look very different than the same condition in a child. Symptoms vary from person to person with some being more problematic than others. Boredom, being easily distracted by smells, sights, and sounds or daydreaming can be apparent. Also, having trouble listening, blurting out inappropriate off-topic comments, and overlooking details are all common in adult ADD.
The emotional difficulties apparent in adult ADD can be particularly disabling because the person can feel frustrated, inferior, easily stressed out, irritable, hypersensitive, and have low self-esteem.
All of that can lead to significant problems in the work place and difficulty establishing, cultivating, and maintaining healthy relationships.
The final salient fact about ADD in adulthood is that it doesn't have to hold you back; you can still lead a meaningful, successful life by working closely with a doctor to find the best adult attention deficit disorder medications to deal with your particular set of symptoms. Getting enough sleep, cultivating a support network, exercising, and eating right will all help too. You are not alone and you are not your disorder.