What is ADHD? signs, causes, and how to deal

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Inattention, change in energy level, and unable to organise things in life are often related to stress in life. However, the symptoms in a child can be the early signs of ADHD, and neglecting it can increase complications during adulthood.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical disorder impacting an individual’s activity and brain development. The neurological deficiency starts during early childhood and often continues till adulthood. It indicates impulsive activity that interferes with social life and communication with others in day-to-day life. There is a difference in people with ADHD in nerve networks, brain functions, and neurotransmitters. Only the best psychologist can identify it right, on time.

Difficulties of AHDH During the Early Stage 

An ADHD psychologist says that it disrupts one’s ability to control emotions, actions, and thought processes. It also leads to other difficulties, such as

  • Controlling overactivity
  • Managing behaviour
  • Regulating one’s mood
  • Paying attention
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Unable to stay organised

These relate to the early symptoms of the disorder. Meeting a child psychologist during the early stage of the symptoms can help reduce the extent of complications that often show up in late adulthood. As soon as any of these symptoms are visible, it is better to consult a child psychologist. An expert can make it easy for the child to handle the symptoms easily.

Prominent Symptoms of ADHD in Children

The symptoms in children are visible before 6 years and are prominent when at school and home. In this, hyperactivity, inattentiveness and impulsiveness are common. Each leads to further situations like:

Inattentiveness – Low Concentration Level 

  • Short attention and distraction
  • Forgetting and losing things
  • Difficult being organised
  • Making careless mistakes in school
  • Cannot follow instructions

Hyperactivity and Impulsive Behaviour

  • Fidgeting
  • Act without thinking
  • Talkative
  • Cannot sit still
  • No sense of danger
  • Interrupts in conversation

These leads to underachievement in studies and poor interaction with friends and family. Furthermore, it leads to problems in maintaining discipline in life when parents must see a psychologist without any delay.

Changing Symptoms of ADHD in Adults 

Seek assistance from the best psychologist who can identify the root cause of the problem and try to reduce the extent. Start early sessions with the psychologist as it can lower the severity. The symptoms are more subtle in adults than in a child, and an adult can handle it better than a child can.

  • Problem at work
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood swing
  • Relationship problems
  • Forgetting things or being late
  • Addition or misuse of things
  • Impulsive behaviour
  • Low self-confidence and self-esteem

What Leads to ADHD?

There are no clear causes, but a combination is thought to contribute to this behavioural disorder.

  • Brain Structure and Function 

Medical reports show that people with ADHD have some small areas and some large areas in the brain. In others, there is an imbalance of neurotransmitters or improper working of these chemicals in the brain.

  • Genetical Issues

The inherited genes from parents often lead to such disorders. If siblings and parents have ADHD, a child may carry the same. It is not due to a single genetic result.

  • Prenatal Exposure 

Exposure to smoking or nicotine during pregnancy may be the cause of such mental conditions in a child.

Adults at Risk from ADHD 

Some are at high risk when suffering from ADHD:

  • When born at the 37th week of pregnancy or underweight babies
  • Born with epilepsy
  • Born with brain damage
Ways to Deal With ADHD – How a Clinical Psychologist can Guide?

An ADHD psychologist can help direct the cognitive elements and help one direct belief and focus towards positivity.

It also helps with behavioural changes and focus life performance. The reward for every work can be motivational. Understand techniques that can help in easy problem-solving in life. The psychologist should also guide with proper time management along with ways of self-management.

There is no definite treatment for ADHD, but professional guidance can help the suffered deal with the symptoms. It includes behavioural approaches and medications. Don’t ignore the early signs, as the sooner the diagnosis, the better the person can be. Work with a child psychologist to help know the right coping mechanism. The therapist can make you understand the effectiveness of medication better and let you know tools to deal with educational, social, and psychological interventions.

In this context, mental health specialist and expert psychologist Dr Pankaja can offer satisfactory guidance. Her sessions are fulfilling and comforting for both children and adults. Her persuasive and positive approach in the sessions helps one fight back against ADHD difficulties and different life situations.

About Author

Dr Pankaja is an expert psychologist and therapist practising at the Mental Wellness Centre. With years of experience, she can provide individualised care. Her counselling sessions help clients get a positive direction and deal with behavioural differences better in life. She is one of the well-versed therapists, to understand and identify a client’s emotional and mental condition and comfort them. To know more you can contact us at info@mentalwellnesscentre.com.

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