ever had difficulty focusing on a particular task, found it hard to keep shut,
stand still, and acted aggressively without thinking about consequences? Most
of us can visualize ourselves behaving this way at some point of time
throughout our lives. But for some people, these impulsive behavioral patterns
are persistently interfering with their ability to manage relationships both on
personal & professional front.
threatening medical conditions like HIV or cancer, attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not show physical signs that can be
diagnosed with the help of a lab test.
ADHD is a
complex mental health disorder that can affect a person's interpersonal
relationships. Unfortunately, the symptoms of ADHD may overlap with other
physical and psychological disorders which make it difficult to recognize them
on time. Here are some common signs that may indicate ADHD.
sign of ADHD is self-centricity because of which people are not able to
recognize needs of others. A person with ADHD may disturb others engaged in a
conversation. They may find it troublesome to wait for their turn for things
like food in a restaurant, check-out queues at shopping centers etc.
ADHD may have sudden outbursts of emotions like anger, anxiety, depression,
happiness at inappropriate times. ADHD makes it difficult for people to keep
their emotions in check.
You may find
people constantly fidgeting with nearby objects like chair, paper, pen etc or
murmuring out of anxiety. You may also notice body movements like tapping the
feet, cracking knuckles, shaking legs, rolling hair streaks etc. These are
certain easily noticeable symptoms of ADHD.
ADHD move onto new tasks before finishing the tasks at hand. They may have
interest in lot of different tasks but may have problems in completing them in
time as they move on to other things interest that catches their interest.
Lack of Focus:
hear things but find it difficult to repeat what was being told. This is
because they find it difficult to pay attention even when being addressed
daydreams to some extent, but not as much as those with ADHD. People with ADHD
can get lost in their thoughts, completely unaware of what is going on around
cause of ADHD is not known, but the condition has been shown to run in
families, and research has identified a number of possible differences in the
brains of people with ADHD compared to those who don't have the condition.
factors that have been suggested as potentially having a role in ADHD at
various stages of pregnancy include:
Excess alcohol consumption
Premature birth (before the 37th week
Treatments include medication, various types
of psychotherapy, education and training, or a combination of treatments. These
treatments aim at reducing the symptoms of ADHD and improving functioning