As a parent that has raised a child with ADHD, I find it rather odd when I meet someone that still thinks that ADHD is not a real medical condition. For other parents out there that have a child that has ADD or ADHD you know the ups and downs that my husband and I have dealt with in bringing up our children. Years ago the doctors told us that our child would outgrow it, but LOL laughs on them (maybe us) it only turns into Adult ADHD.
For those parents that think their child might have this condition, here are some of the signs you might want to look out for.
The symptoms of ADHD
ADHD can cause impairment in all areas of life. You may be just realizing that some of the things you have struggled with most of your life are actually symptoms of this condition.
While no two people have exactly the same experience with adult ADHD, there are many common symptoms that may sound familiar to you.
Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are core symptoms of ADHD
Failure to pay attention to details or making careless mistakes
Unable to keep attention on tasks
Difficulty listening when spoken to directly
Inability to finish tasks or follow instructions
Trouble organizing activities
Avoidance of things that require long periods of mental effort
Losing things you need
Being easily distracted
Forgetting things in daily activities
Fidgeting with hands and feet
Unable to remain seated when it is expected
Difficulty with quiet leisure activities
Feeling "on the go," as if "driven by a motor"
Blurting out answers before the question is finished
Unable to wait your turn
Interrupting other people's conversations
Please remember these facts:
ADHD is not a learned behavior.
ADHD is not discipline problem.
ADHD is not spoiled child.
ADHD is not a temper tantrum.
ADHD is not choice.
ADHD is not “the easy way out”
ADHD is not a willpower issue.
ADHD is not an inability to willingly control oneself.
ADHD is a medical condition.
ADHD is a chemical imbalance.
ADHD is a big deal to those who suffer with it.
ADHD is a fight to fit in.
ADHD is a struggle to develop relationships.
ADHD is a battle to maintain self-confidence.
ADHD is a death match to maintain focus.
ADHD is a war between brain and body.
ADHD is a Real Thing.
If you want to know more information, please go to: www.adhd.com