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Do You Have These ADHD Symptoms?

Aug 17, 2007
Although ADHD has been researched and studied for over a century, there are still aspects of it that are not understood by the general public. ADHD is a disorder that affects a person's ability to pay attention and focus. Although this sounds simple enough, the disorder shows up in different ways. Some cases of ADHD involve hyperactivity, while others do not.

Some people are better than others at keeping their hyperactivity under control. Also, the general public tends to forget that impulsivity is part of ADHD as well. Impulsivity covers a wide range of behaviors, from verbal blurting to drug abuse. Because the description of symptoms has changed so much over the years, many people were not diagnosed with ADHD until they were adults. In such cases, secondary problems often accompany ADHD, such as depression and anxiety.

Some of the main signs of ADHD are when individuals are unable to pay attention to the task at hand, lack follow through, lose things easily, make careless mistakes, have trouble paying attention to details, encounter difficulties organizing, interrupt others, are restless and overly active. Not all persons have each and every symptom; additionally, some of the symptoms may be more severe in some people than in other suffering from the same disorder.

Consequently, the disorder can be very difficult to discern. Also, many people have problems with various issues at one time or another; but people with ADHD have such a hard time that it affects them emotionally and developmentally. We still cannot explain exactly why people are born with ADHD. It is known that many cases are genetic, but not all. Doctors do know that the way your brain is wired will determine whether or not you have ADHD.

Individuals suffering from ADHD have a low level of dopamine in their brains(Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that affects focus and attention).
With regard to the treatment of ADHD, it is very true that medication is helpful: it helps you focus longer, get things done and evens out emotions as well. But it is by no means a cure all. It is very important to get individual counseling, and possibly family counseling as well, where needed. ADHD can make you feel like the oddball, and it can make adolescence particularly difficult. Get as much help as you can. Most importantly, help yourself.

It has been shown that regular exercise is very good for relieving the symptoms of ADHD. Exercise stimulates endorphins in the brain and calms the internal restlessness that people with ADHD have. Meditation is also extremely beneficial. Starting off each morning by meditating can be calming for anyone, but particularly for individuals who have trouble focusing and slowing their minds down. Take a few minutes each day and breathe. It costs nothing and it can affect your life in a very positive manner.
About the Author
Aliza Adar Levine RN,TCM Herbalist,and Medical Researcher,was part of the hospital research team that developed "Clarity", a safe, natural ADHD treatment. proven highly effective, in clinical trials. Watch
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