Do I Have ADHD?

Wednesday, 01 Jun 2011 12:28 PM

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Are you highly disorganized and have a chaotic lifestyle? Do you face problems with attention, self-control, and self-motivation? Are you plagued with memories of childhood hyperactivity? These are the most common symptoms of ADHD in adults. These symptoms may mean that you are one of the estimated 4.7% of American adults thought to be living with ADHD.

So how do you know if you really have ADHD?

Symptoms of ADHD in children include clinically significant inattention and
hyperactivity or impulsivity.

However, in order to be diagnosed with ADHD, six symptoms from either category should be present, which persisted for at least six months, in more than one social setting and started before the age of seven.

Adult ADHD is diagnosed with the same criteria, although compensations and coping mechanisms of adulthood may alter the ADHD symptoms from those of childhood.

ADHD help includes medical treatment, behavior modification, lifestyle change, and counseling.

For more information on ADHD, see below:

Attention Deficit Disorder: Top 5 Symptoms
Attention Deficit Disorder: How Your Diet Plays a Role
Attention Deficit Disorder: Latest Medical Breakthroughs
Attention Deficit Disorder: Top 5 Drugs That Work

 


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