We are always hearing about children and ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). However, what about adults and ADHD? When they are generally diagnosed? Could you be married to a man or a woman who is suffering from this disorder and he/she may not realize it?
Relationships are tough. In the beginning, you are busy trying to learn each other and your spouse’s ways. But what if some of the silly quirks are not actually quirks? What if they are signs of a disorder? Could your spouse be suffering from ADHD and not realize it?
Experts estimate that millions of adults are right now living with symptoms of ADHD and are unaware of this fact. They are just going along with their lives thinking that they are just normal people who are not perfect. Thus, their lives and relationships are harder than they have to be if they would just recognize the signs and begin seeking help from Sonus complete.
What are the signs of adult ADHD?
- Constantly being late
- Disorganized in many ways
- Overly distracted: They are in a habit of starting projects and then never finishing them
- Forgetfulness: Making promises and then forgetting they were even made
- Feeling of being overwhelmed with responsibilities, job, family, etc.
- Trouble concentrating
- Hyperfocus: This is an adult with ADHD who has learned to do to help zone into things he/she wants to do or likes to do. He/she becomes totally absorb into an activity in such a way it is as if nothing else exists.
- Poor self-control
- Mood swings
- Short temper
- Easily stressed
No, not all children who have ADHD are treated or even recognized. Some children may have a small case of ADHD. However, as the child grows into adulthood the ADHD symptoms may increase because as we grow into adulthood our responsibilities grow with us.
As you can imagine life as an adult with any or all of the above problems would make it hard to function day today. However, an adult with ADHD can function, with help and treatment.
If you suspect you may be suffering from the above symptoms and your spouse is, the first step to getting help is to recognize that there may be a problem. The next step is to speak to a physician.
The physician will either evaluate your spouse himself or recommend a good therapist to do so. If it is found that your spouse is suffering from ADHD, medication can be given to help treat the condition as well as talk therapy and behavioral therapy. It is also advised that people with ADHD take the steps to try to stay as healthy as possible: eat right, exercise, get plenty of sleep, etc. Exercise also seems to help to burn off some of the extra energy that ADHD suffers have.