Adult ADHD is a true reality for many. ADHD can get in the way of career and relationships. It is important for those with ADHD to know how to cope with it and have the professional help they need. With the proper guidance and coping skills, those with ADHD can live with relative ease and less stress.
The article, “I Have ADHD. Here Are 9 Productivity Tips That Really Help Me ” by Isabelle O’Carroll lists 9 ways others can learn to cope with ADHD. She states,
“You might find these tips more helpful than ever right now as most of us are dealing with some pretty big changes to our routines while we practice social distancing during the new coronavirus pandemic. Given our new day-to-day and work environments, it’s a great time to integrate some tips and tricks that can help you focus.”
ADHD like any issue can be triggered by multiple things. ADHD usually manifests with mundane tasks. Standing in line, or having to wait can all be unbearable for those with ADHD. Likewise sitting for long periods or having to listen and focus on a speaker can be difficult. One other element is hypersensativity.
Judith Gorsuch discusses the issue of hypersensitivity and her own triggers in the article, “Please Don’t Hug Me! Seriously. And More Weird Things That Trigger My Hypersensitive ADHD”. She states,
“When you’re diagnosed with ADHD as an adult as I was, you have the benefit of looking back several decades, cataloging your challenges, and finally realizing that not everyone lives this way. I keep a running list of random things I thought everyone struggled with, but it turns out that isn’t the case.”
ADHD affects many adults and children. Medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin while effective can also side effects. Individuals look for other ways to cope or other medications or herbal supplements to control the symptoms of ADHD.
Various nootropics can come into play that can help those suffering from ADHD. While these supplemental aids may help some, they may not help everyone.
The article, “The 7 Best Nootropics For ADHD” by Erik Abramowitz looks at seven nootropics that can be utilized. He states,
“One of the biggest reasons people look into nootropics for ADHD is to quit traditional medications like Adderall or Ritalin. These drugs can do wonders but also come with harmful side-effects. These include irritability, anxiety, high blood pressure, heart problems, lack of sleep, loss of appetite, and addiction”
It is important if looking into alternative medications or herbal supplements to also contact your primary healthcare provider and ensure that the supplements listed are good for your unique situation. AIHCP offers a certification in ADHD Consulting as well as a Holistic Integrative Specialist program. These programs can also better prepare professionals in the fields of ADHD and helping individuals better cope and deal with the issues that arrive with it.
Behavior from ADHD is can definitely be noticed by parents or teachers. The bad behaviors though can sometimes be mixed with what is truly ADHD or bad behavior. Knowing the differences between ADHD behavior and bad behavior is important. In essence, ADHD behavior should not be classified as bad behavior. It is important to learn how to reward the behaviors we want to limit with ADHD.
The article, “Don’t Mistake Your Child’s ADHD Symptoms for Bad Behavior” by James Greenblatt states,
“Your child is not deliberately willful, disobedient, scattered, demanding, obnoxious, aggressive, or lazy. ADHD is not a “behavior problem” or a “discipline problem.” ADHD is a neurological, genetic, nutritional, and environmental medical disorder that imbalances the brain.”
This is good advice for parents. While the behavior may be not desired, one must understand that it is not bad in itself or intended. This may also make it difficult to identify bad behaviors not associated with ADHD. To read the entire article, please click here
ADHD can become labeled as complex when various issues surround it. Learning disabilities, anxiety, depression and poor reception to medication can all make ADHD become labeled as complex. With such complexities, it is imperative to find the necessary counseling and help to overcome the issues. Usually licensed counselors help in such situations. Those qualified but not licensed in counseling, but who deal with ADHD Consulting, need to be sure to refer these cases to licensed counselors.
The article, “Complex ADHD In Children And Adolescents: SDBP Guidelines” by Hina Zahid looks complex ADHD and treatment guidelines. She states,
“The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) has developed new clinical guidelines for children with complex attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These recommendations complement existing ADHD guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The new guideline is published in a supplemental issue of SDBP’s Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.”
ADHD can affect children but also adults. Adult ADHD is affects many adults in the United States. Some are diagnosed and never knew they had ADHD. This leads to an alarming self evaluation of the past and how ADHD had unknowingly affected not only an adult’s past personality but also past relationships.
The article, “A new life: being diagnosed with ADHD in my 40s has given me something quite magical” by Jason Wilson looks at how one person was affected by the diagnosis that he had ADHD as a 40 year old. The article states,
“A pattern began to emerge in the conversation that even I, in my befuddlement, could see. I had been living my life in a state of almost permanent distraction, which periodically descended into panic and chaos in the face of another wasted day, another lost wallet or another forgotten chore.”
This distraction was ADHD and led the man to realize that much of his life and all his issues was directly related to ADHD. It finally all made sense! To read the entire article, please click here
ADHD Consultants can help others diagnose if they have ADHD and lead them to the necessary help and offer important coping methods to deal with the disorder. Please also review our ADHD Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
Symptoms of ADHD can be some of the most irritating things a parent can deal with. While ADHD can be over diagnosed it is important to find out of your child is ADHD or not. Knowing when to test your child can be important not only for the child but also one’s own mental health.
The article, “At What Age Can A Child Be Diagnosed With ADHD?” by Racher Turning looks at when it is appropriate to have your child diagnosed. She states,
“While some believe that doctors are passing out ADHD medicine like candy, others are completely unaware of the facts and reality surrounding the disorder. Does your child really have it, could it be something else, or are they just going through a rambunctious phase as they figure out the world?”
Please also review our ADHD Consulting Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The certification is four years and completely online. It can help qualified professionals earn the credential and knowledge to help others face the issues associated with ADHD
ADHD can drive individuals crazy and also the people around them. Identifying and learning to cope with the symptoms are key. Some aspects of ADHD can be modified through behavioral changes and strategies. ADHD Consultants and other healthcare providers can help individuals better cope with many elements of ADHD that are the most visible and annoying.
The article,“8 Ways I Will Rescue Myself from My Own Worst ADHD Instincts” by June Silny looks at ways one can escape the worst parts of ADHD. She states,
“With my ADHD, I’m in or out. I can’t focus, or I hyper-focus. I’m full of energy, or I can’t get off the couch. The word balance is not in my vocabulary. Without a middle, I care for the needs of others with every ounce of my being. Eventually, I’m left with an emptiness — emotionally drained, physically exhausted, and agitated without knowing why. That is not a healthy long-term strategy.”
ADHD can very difficult to deal with. Sometimes medication is very helpful. Sometimes though medication can give side effects. Many individuals also prefer to avoid medication when possible. If this is the case, ADHD needs behavioral modifications and coping strategies to deal with the symptoms.
Still, some may utilize medication but also combine with behavioral modifications. The article, “Behavioral Interventions Beneficial for ADHD” by Madeline Morr looks at how behavioral interventions are key in fighting the symptoms of ADHD. She states,
“A new study highlights the benefits of physical exercise in improving cognitive function in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a report published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. The findings support the inclusion of nonpharmaceutical interventions in conjunction with commonly used medications for the treatment of ADHD.”
Behavioral interventions can play a key role in helping parents manage ADHD issues in their children. They can sometimes replace or compliment medicated use. Please also review our ADHD Consulting Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.
Great look at ADHD children and their potential for explosive and angry outbursts. ADHD children deal with many stressful situations and outbursts and behavioral issues arise and they need to be understood to better deal with their outbursts.
The article, “Why Your Child’s ADHD Outbursts Are So Explosive — and Isolating” by Paula Schuck looks at the problem of ADHD and the outbursts that it can cause. She states,
“Not all children with ADHD have explosive behavior, however many do — and children with ADHD tend to be at a higher risk than other children their age for exhibiting or developing oppositional and disruptive behaviors,” says Emily C. Haranin, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.”
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Please also review our ADHD Consulting Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals. ADHD Consulting can help one cope with their child and his or her outbursts. These outbursts can cause family havoc and need addressed not only for peace but also for the child’s overall progression in learning to cope with his or her issues.