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?”
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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.
ADHD affects more than children and their abilities to exist in school and at home. Adult ADHD can also play havoc on marriages. It is important to understand ADHD and help couples remain strong.
The article, “Adult ADHD is hard on a marriage, but there’s help for couples” by Courtenay Harris Bond looks at how couples can cope with ADHD in their relationship. She states,
But when ADHD first surfaces in adulthood, as the Marinos discovered and a recent JAMA study confirmed, couples often struggle because of tensions that arise over symptoms of the disorder.
ADHD plays large roles in marriage problems. These problems can affect the partners ability to focus on the relationship and give it the time it needs. To read the entire article, please click here
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ADHD can cripple many people and mentally exhaust them. The severe effort it takes to focus on multiple tasks is equal to hard labor outside for some. In fact, the same fatigue and irritability can result with those dealing with ADHD.
The article, “When ADHD Makes Simple Tasks Exhausting” by Neil Peterson looks at how ADHD can be so exhausting for those who deal with it. He states,
“For all the times people with ADHD have been told to try harder, there’s something that needs to be said: having ADHD can be a lot of work. What you can’t tell from the outside is that ADHD symptoms can make a seemingly straightforward task much harder for someone than it would be if they didn’t have ADHD.”
ADHD can be a hardship for indivudals in how they focus. This constant stress of focus, forces them into a state of fatigue and makes things even harder to deal with. Please also review our ADHD Specialist program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
Parents with ADHD children need to deal and cope with their children from a different perspective than other parents. ADHD children cannot be placed in the mold as other children and hence expectations and strategies need to be different. Parents need to adjust their expectations and approach discipline and punishment from different points of view to successfully raise an ADHD child.
The article, “The Importance of Parenting with an ADHD Lens” by Natalia van Rikxoort points out certain ways parents can better help their children. She states,
“ADHD is a complex neuro-developmental condition that often requires lifelong treatment and management. When your child receives an ADHD diagnosis, it’s a game-changer. Conventional parenting tactics, strategies, and wisdom often no longer apply. Instead, you’ll need to begin what I call parenting with an ADHD lens.”
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ADHD results in numerous unfavorable behavior, especially with children in school or home settings. Medication is usually the first answer. While it is good to utilize various coping behavioral strategies, it is sometimes needed. Ritalin is one of the most common medications used to deal with the symptoms of ADHD.
In the article, “ADHD: Is Ritalin the Answer?”, Etsy Mendelowitz looks at if Ritalin is truly the answer or not in dealing with ADHD. She states,
“The most common type of medication prescribed for ADHD is a stimulant, such as Ritalin, Concerta or Adderall. There are nonstimulant medications available for ADHD, but both Dr. Rothbort and Dr. Blatter agree that they aren’t nearly as effective as stimulants. In some cases, patients have no choice because stimulants don’t agree with them, and in some cases patients use stimulants in conjunction with nonstimulants for the best effect.”
ADHD can be a very disruptive issue in the home and school, so sometimes medication may be needed. It is important to find the right medication and right strategy for your child. If you would like to learn more about ADHD Consulting, or would like to become certified, then please review our ADHD Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and self paced.
ADHD sometimes requires medication. Medication can take away the symptoms and help control the situation but usually comes with side effects or higher cost. Some with ADHD can utilize low risk coping strategies that can help them live with and operate successfully with ADHD.
The article, 4 No-Risk, Non-Drug ADHD Treatments Ideal for Entrepreneurs, by Dave Kerpen illustrates how individuals can deal with ADHD in less evasive ways. He states,
“Before making any medical decisions for yourself or others, consult your doctor. Ask whether the following ADHD treatment alternatives might help you maintain your focus without the risks associated with pharmaceuticals:”
ADHD Consultants can help their clients deal with ADHD symptoms and in some cases guide them through the symptoms without medication. Please also review our ADHD Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
ADHD is sometimes also labeled as a learning disorder. The article below looks at it as a neurological disorder which affects learning by its very nature but is not in itself a learning disorder. The article also looks at what ADHD can do as a positive despite the negative issues revolving around concentration and hyperactivity.
The article, “Opinion: ADHD is more than a learning disability” by Mandi DeLong offers some interesting insight into ADHD. She states,
“The confusion between a learning disability and a neurodevelopmental disorder affects how people treat and react to people with ADHD, which, with some of the effects, hurts people with ADHD. This is something that I’ve experienced a lot, because people don’t fully grasp how ADHD affects people like me.”
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Please also review our ADHD Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study. After completing the required courses, one can apply for a four year certification