Unfortunately ADHD is not just a phase but a reality that cannot be outgrown but one that needs to be dealt with. This requires not only understanding of the disorder but also application skills to better cope and when necessary, medication. ADHD can be used as a strength as well as one learns to cope with its ill effects and utilize other aspects for one’s benefit.
The article, “Is It Possible to Outgrow A.D.H.D.?” by Cheryl Maguire reviews how one can learn to better deal with ADHD. She writes,
“Some adults have essentially become asymptomatic because they have been able to use coping strategies,” said Robyn Mehlenbeck, director of the George Mason University Center for Psychological Services and president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.”
So outgrowing it is not truly a reality. Limiting ADHD and its affects on one is a complete possibility. Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Training Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.
ADHD while it has its main objective symptoms is still evolving on the subjective scale. People react differently to symptoms and as time goes on how they view and deal with ADHD evolves as well. Individuals learn to cope or better handle situations and in some cases different symptoms leave or new ones emerge.
The article, “How My Understanding of ADHD Has Evolved Over Time” from the ADHD Editorial Board of “Additude” looks at how people have evoled with ADHD. The article states,
This ADHD Awareness Month, we’re recognizing our ever-expanding understanding of what ADHD is (and isn’t). To celebrate this ADHD [R]evolution, we asked ADDitude readers: “How has your understanding of ADHD evolved over time? What do you know now that you wish you’d known at the time of your own or your child’s diagnosis?”
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.
ADHD is found equally among black and white populations. While more white children are diagnosed, conclusions show this may be due to more assessments for white children or less assessments for black children. If ADHD has no racial preference genetically, then it is important that children of all races are equally treated for this disorder.
The article, “Race and ADHD” by Joel Nigg looks at the issue more closely. He states,
“If you are in an under-represented minority group trying to understand if your child has ADHD, recognize that yes, he or she might. True incidence is about the same across racial groups in the United States. But the diagnostic process is complicated by race and stereotype effects as well as by a history of discrimination in many prior experiences of Black or BIPOC individuals to which a clinician has to be sensitive for an effective evaluation.”
ADHD can equally affect homes of other races. It is predominantly a white issue but one that crosses gender and race lines. It is something that can be easily aided with the proper professional care. It is hence critical that all children regardless of race who are diagnosed with ADHD, receive the same and fair treatment. Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
How much does ADHD and sleep problems have in common? It is true many with ADHD suffer from an inability to mindfully rest. This could also play a role during sleep. ADHD can cause problems that prevent the mind from resting. Instead, the mind races from one thought to the next. These issues can correspond with sleep issues. The sleep issues can also play big roles in the ADHD itself surprisingly. They tend to fuel each other.
The article, “How Much Do Sleep Problems Underlie ADHD Symptoms?” by Dr David Rettew looks closer at the inter relations of sleep deficit and ADHD. He states,
“The study has some important implications. While clinicians have long been aware that sleeping problems are quite common among those diagnosed with ADHD, the degree to which these difficulties are responsible for attention problems is often underappreciated. These data suggest that if we can help people with ADHD “just” sleep better, their symptoms might improve. ”
Children with ADHD sometimes need medication but medication can hold a myriad of side effects as well as a life long dependency on a pill. Modifications and coping strategies can limit the need for medication or remove it. It may not be the first step but it can lead to improved outcomes over time and remove the need for medication.
The article, “The question of medication: Life modifications might be an option for children with ADHD” by Ed Condran looks at modifications for children in regards to ADHD. He states,
“There is no doubt some children need medication to quell their impulses and home them in on schoolwork, but why is it that comparable countries around the world have far fewer children on ADHD medication? What should parents do when they suspect their children’s lack of attention could be a problem in school? Before visiting a physician, parents should take a look at their child’s actions and environment. Examine their diet, activity and sleeping patterns. If a child is exhausted, it impacts their attention span”
Hence beyond coping strategies, there can be a variety of ways one can learn to reduce the behavior. To read the complete article, please click here
Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting program for professionals seeking certification. The program is online and independent study.
Good management tips especially for great employees who suffer with ADHD. If a great employee has ADHD, understanding it and helping him or her maximize their skills at work is key. Employers can institute certain practices to ensure ADHD minds understand situations and goals and give the tools to help them work well.
The article, “Six Tips For Helping Employees With ADHD Succeed In The Workplace” by Dawn Brown looks at ways to help those with ADHD in the workplace succeed. She writes,
“As a manager, your job is to keep your business running by ensuring all of your employees are getting their jobs done right. When you’re working hard to motivate and maintain momentum, you might find that the same approach you use with some employees doesn’t help support your employees who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD.”
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.”