Adult ADHD can create many personality conflicts with others. When one discovers they have ADHD, they can start to reflect on the past and how they acted or how they wish they behaved. Being able to reclaim one’s life and understand ADHD and cope with it is critical in living a successful life at work and home.
The article, “Has ADHD Warped Your Sense of Self? It’s Time to Reclaim Your Story — and Power.” by Dr Alise Cogger looks at how one can reclaim one’s life against ADHD. She states,
“Yes, ADHD is a constellation of inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive symptoms accompanied by academic, professional, social, and other life impairments. But perhaps most importantly, ADHD is a web of deeply rooted memories and stories. These memories hold a long history that inform our perceptions of ourselves and our capabilities. They are hard to shake and may warp our self-esteem and understanding of who we are.”
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.”
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.
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
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ADHD is difficult in any setting but for adults working at home due to the pandemic it can even be more distracting. The change of scenery and new distractions can lead a person with ADHD into a pitfall of uncompleted tasks. Knowing how to manage oneself while working at home can take time and can be difficult at first. It is important to be organized and find ways to stay on track.
The article, “If you have ADHD, here’s how to manage working from home” by Kristen Rogers looks at ways one can stay on track and learn to complete what needs done. She states,
“As some companies shifted to working from home, some adults with ADHD hit a wall. The transition has been challenging for many. But for some adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly called ADHD, the switch means they’re struggling to stay on top of things as well as they may have in the office.”
Learning new methods and coping strategies to minimize distractions and narrow focus on tasks is key and the suggestions listed in the above article can definitely help a person deal with the stress of working at home while dealing with ADHD. Please also review AIHCP’s ADHD Consulting Training Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
Managing money, like many things, can become difficult with ADHD. ADHD can create an uncomfortable urge to continue to upgrade or add to something. It can make one unsettled. ADHD can hence become a major issue for adults who try to save money or spend more money.
The article, “Managing finances when you have ADHD” from MONEYSENSE reviews ways to better save money despite the ADHD urges. The article states,
“To break that down, we all have something called executive function: That’s a function of the brain that allows us to review and think about the decisions we are making, and create a strategy for seeing those decisions through. Now, people like me, who have ADHD—we don’t have as much control over that executive function. And what that looks like from the outside is impulsive and erratic behaviour, which can have financial consequences.”
ADHD can cause havoc with impulses and it is no wonder that financial issues can follow adults with ADHD. To read the entire article, please click here
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