September 29, 2017

What is ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is traditionally associated with children or young adults. However, research over the past decade points to many mature adults also suffering from the condition, either knowingly or unknowingly. In fact, between 30 and 70 percent of children with the condition continue to suffer from it throughout adulthood. 

ADHD symptoms in adults include:

  • Disorganization and problems prioritizing
  • Trouble multitasking
  • Avoiding things that require effort
  • Difficulty following through and completing tasks
  • Poor time management skills
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Trouble coping with stress
  • Hot temper
  • Hyperactivity, such as restlessness and excessive talking
  • Impulsivity, including interrupting others and difficulty waiting ones turn

ADHD symptoms range from mild to severe. Individuals avoided a diagnosis in their childhood largely because there was a dearth of scientific information on the condition, thereby making such symptoms unrecognizable, or due to the fact that they compensated for symptoms when they were younger, only to run into trouble as their responsibilities increased into adulthood.  Additionally, many adults with the condition do not realize they have it, rather, they determine everyday tasks and responsibilities as more difficult.

Oftentimes, adults with ADHD are often diagnosed after seeking medical advice for symptoms of depression, anxiety, or addiction. If you have symptoms of ADHD that were present in your childhood and have continued throughout your adult life, you may be suffering from the condition.

ADHD symptoms in adults can negatively impact ones life and have been linked to:

  • Unemployment
  • Poor work performance
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Frequent car accidents or other accidents
  • Poor physical or mental health
  • Unhealthy relationships with others
  • Trouble with the law
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Suicidal thoughts

After being diagnosed with the condition, individuals may find relief from some or many of the problems they have struggled with for a long time. Adult ADHD treatment can result in building stronger relationships with others that may have previously been strained as a result of unusual behavior, increased self esteem, improved work performance, and more. 

If you are an adult diagnosed with ADHD or are suffering from the indications listed above and are looking for an alternative way to treat these symptoms, there are ways to manage ADHD in adults naturally. TouchPoints™ can be a natural, noninvasive method of treating ADHD symptoms. These wearable devices have been shown to increase attention span while reducing stress in as little as 30 seconds by using Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation Tactile (BLAST) technology, which transfers alternating vibrations to maintain a healthy nervous system. 

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Sources:
https://psychcentral.com/lib/adhd-in-adults/
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adult-adhd/symptoms-causes/dxc-20198866
https://www.helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/adhd-attention-deficit-disorder-in-adults.htm

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