Attention Deficit Disorder: Could you be suffering from it?
There are many people who have ADD but fail to understand the disorder and may pass it off as something trivial. As a result they do not get the right treatment. Know ADD and its symptoms so you can be better informed.
- Trouble focusing and concentrating: You may be easily distracted, having difficulty focusing or paying attention. You also may find yourself overlooking details, and struggling to complete any of your work.
- Tendency to forget and disorganization: Staying organized is difficult in adult life; there are too many things that you need to keep a track of. If you have a tendency to procrastinate, have trouble starting or finishing projects, forgetting important appointments, then you may be suffering from ADD.
- Restfulness or hyperactivity: You get bored easily and crave for some excitement and thrill. You have feels of inner restlessness and agitation.
- Hyperfocus: People with ADD may lose focus in things that are uninteresting but they also have a tendency to become absorbed in activities that they are passionate about. This symptom is known as hyperfocus. This usually is a coping mechanism for distraction, the results can be positive when channeled into meaningful activities but they may also harm private life if they are left unchecked. Emotional problems: You may find yourself de-motivated, feeling low and insecure.
- Impulsivity: You may suffer from poor self-control. You act without thinking about the consequences.
- Make sure you get enough rest, 7 to 8 hours of sleep every day is essential.
- Try and manage your time better so that you do not miss anything important
- Eat healthy food and get some exercise to keep yourself fit
- Put some effort into your personal life, don’t take loved ones for granted
- Professional trained in ADD may help you out by manage your time and boost your productivity
- Marriage and family therapy can help address the problems that arise in your personal life.
- Support groups can also help in more than one ways. It provides the necessary motivation and feedback to help you keep fighting the disorder.
- Talk therapy can help cope with any emotional baggage that is holding you back from experiencing life.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help identify your negative behavior and belief so that you can change for the better.