Impact of Untreated ADD/ADHD

Euphonos By Euphonos, 5th Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Attention Deficit Disorder has severe effect on an individual and people living with them. If it is undiagnosed and not treated, then it can cause many problems at every point in your life.

Mental Health Problems

This leads to both physical and mental health problem deterioration. Person who is not given treatment can exhibit any of the symptoms mentioned below:
• Stress
• Tension
• Anxiety
• They eat as if it is compulsory
• Substance abuse
• Low self-esteem

There will be more trouble when the person does not approach doctors for consulting. Neglecting important checkups and they start ignoring medication even, which will have drastic effects.

Relationship Problems

These symptoms of ADD/ADHD if not given appropriate treatment can lead to lot of strain in an individual’s personal life. It can be related to work stress or relationship. Family and love life can be at stake.

Your partner has to constantly keep nagging to listen and tidy up. They will even stop reacting appropriately. People close to those people suffering from these symptoms have difficult time in nagging them about irresponsibility. They get hurt and feel resentful.

Financial Problems

Adults suffering from this problem often have problem with their career. They feel they cannot achieve anything. They will have trouble in keeping their job or fulfilling any corporate rules.

Time sense is out of boundary for them and deadlines are like once in Blue moon manner. Apart from this, the person will have trouble paying bills, fees or debts.

Other effects of Untreated ADD/ADHD

• Frustration
• Embarrassment
• Loss of confidence
• Helplessness

These are all the effects because of which treatment is like ray of hope for them. It gives much relief to the person suffering with this problem.


Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Family, Financial Problems, Frustration, Impact Of Undiagonised Patients, Stress, Treatment, Work

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author avatar Melissa Dawn
5th Aug 2010 (#)

Thank you so much for this. As much as ADD/ADHD affects the sufferer the partner of someone with these disorders often suffers greatly too.

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author avatar rajaryanme
14th Aug 2010 (#)

This is really a good health article. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Euphonos
14th Aug 2010 (#)

Thank you Melissa and Rajaryan

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