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What is ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects both children and adults. ADHD is characterized by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which can significantly impact a person’s daily life. 

 

Other learning and behavioral disorders, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), also affect a person’s ability to learn and interact with others. Understanding and managing these disorders is essential for individuals affected by them and their loved ones.

 

ADHD can significantly impact a person’s daily life, affecting their academic and occupational success, as well as their social relationships. The three main types of ADHD are predominantly inattentive type, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type, and combined type.

 

Signs that you Might Have ADHD

 

  • Difficulty paying attention to details, 
  • Making careless mistakes 
  • Being forgetful
  • Having trouble staying organized
  • Restlessness
  • Excessive talking 
  • Interrupting others or having trouble waiting their turn

 

How ADHD Affects Your Life

 

  • ADHD can affect social interactions in several ways. A person with ADHD may have difficulty with social cues, making it challenging to understand nonverbal communication, facial expressions, or body language. This can lead to misinterpretation, misunderstandings, and social isolation.

 

  • In addition, ADHD can also impact a person’s ability to engage in conversations. They may find it hard to listen actively, sustain eye contact, and follow through with their thoughts, leading to interruptions and difficulty following a conversation’s flow. As a result, individuals with ADHD may struggle to form and maintain relationships with peers and colleagues.

 

  • Furthermore, a person with this may have difficulty with impulse control, leading to impulsive behaviors or comments that can be perceived as inappropriate or insensitive. This can lead to strained relationships and conflict with others.

 

  • It can also have a significant impact on a person’s professional life. Those with ADHD may struggle with organizing tasks, planning projects, and completing assignments on time. They may also have difficulty following through on commitments, managing their time effectively, and staying focused on long-term goals.

 

  • People with this may have difficulty with decision-making, which can affect their ability to make strategic decisions or respond to changes in the workplace. They may also have trouble with prioritizing tasks, leading to missed deadlines, poor performance, and negative feedback from colleagues and supervisors.

 

  • Finally, individuals with ADHD may find it difficult to sit still or remain focused during meetings, leading to disengagement, inattentiveness, and difficulty contributing to team discussions. They may also struggle with multitasking, leading to mistakes, errors, and poor work quality.

 

Managing ADHD

It can be managed with a combination of medication, behavioral therapy, and lifestyle changes. Medications such as stimulants and non-stimulants can improve symptoms of ADHD and help individuals better manage their daily lives. Behavioral therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), can help individuals learn coping skills and strategies to manage their symptoms.

 

Brain Balance is a brain and body wellness program that helps children with symptoms. 

 

Brain Balance is a personalized, holistic program that engages the brain and body to address aspects of daily functioning, including emotional, social and behavioral issues. The program uses an integrated approach which combines cognitive brain training with sensorimotor exercises and nutritional guidance. This program does not prescribe medication and does not require a diagnosis. 

 

If you or your child is exhibiting a combination of any of the ADHD signs, we’d like to help you. Call Brain Balance today.