What is ADHD?

What is ADHD?

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

While everybody to some extent, and at certain times, occasionally has trouble sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulsive behaviour, many others experience impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention at such mal-adaptively high levels that their daily lives at home, at school, at work, and in social settings are disrupted to a considerable and sometimes disabling extent. These people may have a common neurobiological disorder called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There is also a less common and more severe form of ADHD called Hyperkinetic Disorder.

The ADHD Conundrum Starts in The Description: Neurobiological Orgin, Behavioural Definition

Although ADHD is a neurobiological disorder, it is defined at a behavioural level. That means that the symptoms are based upon observations about how people behave: ‘impulsivity’ signifies premature and thoughtless actions; ‘hyperactivity’ a restless and shifting excess of movement; and ‘inattention’ is a disorganised style preventing sustained effort. These symptoms are shown by individuals to different extents, and are influenced by context as well as by the constitution of the individual.

People with ADHD may also be clumsy, unable to sleep, have anger and mood swings and find it hard to socialize and make friends.

Undiagnosed ADHD in Adults
Until recently, it was believed that children outgrew ADHD in adolescence, because sometimes hyperactivity seems to lessen in teen years. It is now known, however, that many symptoms continue into adulthood and hyperactivity may instead be experienced as internal restlessness. Undiagnosed ADHD in adultsmay have severe consequences including academic failure, substance abuse, criminal activity, failed relationships, troubled work relationships, and emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression.

That — Up There — Doesn’t Have To Be Your Life. You Aren’t Alone Anymore!
Did you spend your childhood and the years of adulthood asking yourself questions like this?

“What’s wrong with me?”
“Why can’t I be like everyone else?”

There might be a simple answer: You aren’t. And that is crazy cool. I am here to show you why! Oh, it’s not without its painful moments, its failures, its “I don’t wanna do this anymore” moments, but it IS worth it.

Rather than continue the self-talk, the lies you tell yourself, go ahead and Dig in, and Let’s Get You Heading In The Direction of World Changer! It is time you owned the Perfect Imperfection of who you are!

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Information provided on this website is intended for your general knowledge and is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment. You should never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking an assessment or medical treatment because of something you may have read on this site. You should also not use the information on this web site or the information on links from this site to diagnose or treat ADHD and/or co-morbidities, in yourself or others, without consulting a qualified adult ADHD specialist.

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