Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - what everyone should know

midget38 By midget38, 15th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/7tcfuitj/
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This page discusses the symptoms of ADHD and suggests recommendations to help a sufferer live a normal, balanced life.

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - what everyone should know

Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder, henceforth known as ADHD, can be as traumatizing for both the sufferer as it is for the people who care about him or her. It can handicap a person almost as much as much as other ailments that make a person wheelchair bound or unable to uses mobile parts of his or her body.
The most obvious symptom of a person with this ailment would be a lack of
organizational skills. The sufferer may find himself overwhelmed by the responsibilities
of work or everyday life, hence finding it difficult to know where to begin with tasks assigned. He or she may find that he needs more time to complete tasks at hand, or may even find an inexplicable difficulty doing them altogether.
ADHD comes with it problems with short term memory that can, if not managed appropriately, cause various career related issues. This may include constantly misplacing important items like one’s wallet, keys or mobile phone. Needless to say, this will cause misunderstandings at work when the sufferer is deemed to be inefficient or worse still,deliberately forgetting important details.
There is also the inability to honor commitments, which may come across to loved ones as being uncaring or insensitive. More often that not, it is simply a result of forgetting the commitment or lack of circumspection which prevents sufferers from taking promises seriously. This would, of course, sour relationships.
Sufferers also experience hypersensitivity, when anything that is said and done by others may come across as an affront to them and it explains the explosive temper that they often have. They often see trivial trespasses as veiled insults or sarcastic remarks.
Using organizational tools like planners on mobile phones, sticky applications and voice reminders often help in getting a sufferer more organized. This would apply to anyone, but is particularly helpful to a person experiencing this condition. The constant tracking allows the sufferer to remain focused on tasks and commitments.
Creating a comfortable area at work is essential for someone with ADHD and provides him or her with a sense of security. Deciding beforehand where things are kept would help greatly and keep him and the area organized. This contributes effectively to efficiency at work and adds meaning to a sufferer’s life.
Constant reflecting and asking “Should I have said that”? helps a person with ADHD manage tense and difficult emotions. Stopping before saying or doing anything would be vital in managing life and relationships.
Remember, though, that a person with ADHD is far from being incompetent or unintelligent - he or she just needs time to curb impulses and regroup from time to time. With proper systems, management and care, having been diagnosed should pose no barrier to having a healthy, normal life.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
15th May 2012 (#)

Its more about short attention span for what they are doing and trying to be a monkey who cannot keep still.
Yes, I have personally misplaced stuff not because of AADHD but more because the mind has been clouded with other worries.
So what do you do with AADHD?? Personally listen to music to soothe me down and then consciously control activities to bring it back into normalcy.
You get constantly monitored and every moment is actually recorded and in short it is the lack of privacy in your life.

Its all about training the mind and personally as a child, this was what I was made to do and they found music, dance, sports and working throughout the day kept me out of trouble. I am not forgetful but on the other hand have the best memory around and can and will quote you with the date.
The trick is never be in a hurry and know your sequence mentally and time yourself, it works really well. I do this as an adult as this is a mandatory requirement as a person apart from being an employee (perfectionist and go getter) and a professional paid artist who is recognised the world over in my own way and getting the show on the road now.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
15th May 2012 (#)

Yes, I was very accident prone but no longer as I take precautions and examine and evaluate every move to get the best out of me for the job. You never see it the first time but you will see it taking place on a rhetorical basis wherein you find ways to love what you do and get the most out of it and less out of your disorder as that is how its supposed to be, you in control not the disorder in control. Control yourself and get things to work in favour of you through all that you do.

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