ADHD can be disruptive to one’s life. It can cause not only issues at work but home. It is important to know how to cope with it and reducing stress from it is key. This is especially true during the pandemic. Reducing stress in the home life is possible during these troubled times.
The article, “5 Daily Rituals to Reduce Stress In Your ADHD Household Right Now” by Suzanne Allen looks at how to reduce stress during the pandemic in an ADHD household. She states,
“These days, many parents with whom I work with are noticing diminishing space in between situations and responses — from their children and themselves. Stress has made these “spaces” smaller, bringing about more yelling, more door slamming, and more intense emotions in quarantine. And with another major stressor upon us – the back-to-school season – it’s even more difficult to stay measured in our reactions”
Symptoms for ADHD are universal but they exhibit themselves differently in adults than in children. These symptoms can affect adult relationships, finances and work progress. It is important to identify ADHD within adults to help them understand why their life is a certain way.
The article, “Need Motivation to Cope With Adult ADHD?” by Dr Russell Ramsay looks at how to deal with the issues of ADHD in adulthood. He states,
“Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a uniquely frustrating condition to manage. Adults with ADHD struggle with various day-to-day tasks tied to work, school, at-home chores and errands, and even getting out the door in the morning, that most people navigate with only trifling bother.”
Adults with ADHD can live very productive lives but they need to know how to cope and deal with it. Please also review AICHP’s ADHD Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and can grant certification to qualified professionals.
ADHD affects many children in the USA. Parents may not even know their child has ADHD. If a certain number of multiple symptoms exist, then a child can be diagnosed with ADHD.
The article, “14 Signs of ADHD: Does Your Child Have ADHD?” by Dr. Karthik Kumar looks at the multiple signs parents can look for in regards to if their child has ADHD. He states,
“Usually, children have trouble focusing and behaving at one time or another. However, children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not just grow out of these behaviors. The symptoms continue, can be severe, and can cause difficulty at school, at home, or with friends. Below are a few common signs and symptoms of ADHD:”
It is important for parents to be alert and aware for symptoms. To review the entire article, please click here
AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Program can also help parents, as well as counselors identify ADHD symptoms. It is designed for counselors and non counselors alike who meet proper requirements to achieve certification. If you would like to learn more then please review the ADHD Consulting Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
The pandemic has caused havoc in many life styles and routines. Going back to school is no different. The debate when or if to open schools have left many Americans in doubt. Some areas opened, while others did not and the areas that did open had new guidelines.
ADHD can make everything more complicated. Parents helping prepare children with ADHD for school definitely will face harder adjustments. Whether at doing home schooling or helping the child adjust in school itself, it will be a challenge.
The article, “How to Help Your Child With ADHD Start the School Year — Whatever It Looks Like — with Confidence” by Ashleigh Morley looks at how to help your child prepare your child. She states,
“With so many unknowns surrounding the coming school year, one of the important, foundational things that Dr. Theresa Cerulli, a neuropsychiatrist specializing in treating children and adults with ADHD, says parents can do to give their kids confidence and prepare them for the year ahead is to keep them involved with the planning. “With ADHD, structure needs to be your best friend,” Dr. Cerulli tells SheKnows.”
A big issue with any mental problem is medication. Medication while helpful can also produce numerous side effects. It is always best if coping and counseling can help alleviate an issue. This is not always the case so the question of when and what is always central. ADHD also comes into play with various medications to help alleviate the symptoms. The big question is if medication is best for a particular individual or not.
The article, “The ADHD debate: To medicate or not to medicate, that is the question” by Dr Hanli Ratenbauch explores this debate in greater detail. The article states,
“The debate on whether or not to medicate is a difficult one. Parents are concerned about the consequences if you don’t medicate before your child reaches adulthood. Of the 5-9% of children diagnosed with ADHD, 70% of people carry it into adolescence and 50% into adulthood. As we age, the hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour decreases, but the non-core issues relating to peer relationships, self esteem, family function and social skills can remain negatively impacted.”
ADHD affects adults and children differently. It is important to know the symptoms for your child or even yourself. The subtle differences manifest in different ways for adults and children.
The article, “Psychologist explains how ADHD affects adults, children differently” by Lisa Davidson reviews how these differences manifest. She states,
“Childhood symptoms may have gone undiagnosed or written off as ‘just being a kid,’ as there is developmental truth to that,” Waters said. “However, if the symptoms persist, increasing concerns about how they interfere with daily life and relationships will be noticed.” Adults with ADHD can suffer in a slightly different way. “Symptoms include a variety of behaviors including procrastination, difficulty sustaining attention, lack of organization, lack of motivation,” Waters said.”
Relationships are affected in different ways for those suffering from ADHD. Performance and interaction are common denominators that translate differently from school to work from parents to spouses. To read the entire article, please click here
Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Training Program. The program helps behavioral health and healthcare professionals learn the necessary knowledge and skills to help both children and adults.
Living with ADHD is a difficult thing at times. It can become difficult to focus and stay on track of the many things adult life demands. ADHD however can be controlled through various coping strategies that can help adults who have it, succeed in life.
The article, “32 Ways To Live Your Best Life: ADHD Tips for 2020” from ADDitude looks at 32 ways, adults with ADHD can better overcome the difficulties. The article states,
“Figuring out how to live your best life with ADHD was already complicated before quarantine began. We’ve pulled together our favorite tips from experts and readers to help adults and caregivers meet challenges head-on. Read about how to simplify grocery shopping, cut down family stress, manage relationships, and more advice to help you survive and thrive”
Learning how to live with ADHD is critical for adults. Some can live productive lives merely with coping strategies. Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Training Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.
Adult ADHD can be a challenge. Learning to cope and utilize what best works for you is key. Understanding ADHD and how it personally affects you is also key. Through strategies and coping skills, along with guidance, adults can navigate the effects of ADHD and live productive lives.
The article, “Adult ADHD: Finding Coping Strategies That Work for You” by Russell Ramsey looks into better ways to control ADHD symptoms. He states,
“There are no trade secrets about how to cope with ADHD — the use of a daily planning system, organization skills, to-do lists, breaking down large tasks into smaller steps — we all know what works. Thus, a first hurdle to get over is a common client reaction to the fact that these coping strategies will be a part of treatment, often voiced as, “I know what I need to do, but I just don’t do it” or “I’ve tried all of those things and they don’t work for me.”
To read the entire article on coping with ADHD, please click here
Please feel free to also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Training Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The ADHD Consulting Program is online and independent study leading to a four year certification.
ADHD is usually considered a child only disorder. It is correlated with the unruly school child or inattentive out of control kid at home. Yet it goes well beyond children but can also affect many adults. Adults who are never diagnosed or treated, never really learn the true normal of life. Instead if diagnosed they seem to shrug or laugh it off, but the reality is, ADHD has always been an issue in their lives. ADHD causes in many adults broken relationships, disorder and failed professions.
The article, “I was diagnosed with ADHD aged 35 – the biggest hurdle was convincing everyone it’s real” by Dr Kate Lister looks at how a new world emerges for those who face ADHD and learn to cope with it. The article states,
“Until my sister was diagnosed with it, I knew next to nothing about ADHD. I didn’t even know adults could have ADHD, but they can, and as it turned out, I was one of them. I was formally diagnosed with adult ADHD at the age of 35 and the last piece of the puzzle fell into place.”
Discovering one has ADHD can be a critical turning point in anyone’s life. To read the entire article, please click here
Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Training. Qualified professionals can earn a four year certification in ADHD Consulting.
Weighted blankets utilizing deep touch therapy has an ability to calm the nerves of those suffering from Autism and ADHD. The ability to calm the person with the blanket is the key hence relaxing the person also helping someone suffering from these disorders the ability to better sleep.
The article, “Autism and ADHD | Signs, Treatments and Therapies” by Rachel Green and Wendy Rhodes looks at how weighted blankets can better help individuals with Autism and ADHD. They state,
“Weighted blankets are effective tools for managing characteristics of autism and ADHD because of something called Deep Touch Pressure, a therapy technique that calms the nervous system.”
In the article, they discuss how weighted blankets can play a key role in helping individuals with these disorders. The key is how the blankets which are weighted in square patches with plastic pellots or rice enables the individual to experience the easing of tension on the nervous system. To learn more, please review the entire article and click here
Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Training Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and leads to a four year certification.