Many people think ADHD is something only children have. Well it’s not. People of all ages can struggle with ADHD, it does not matter what age the person is, they can still have a very hard time dealing with it.
People usually only focus on children when they have it and have a hard time knowing what adult ADHD symptoms are. Here are a few tips that might help you understand when an adult suffers with ADHD.
One of the most common myths is people often think someone struggling with adult ADHD symptoms, must have willpower problems. They think if they force the adult to try and focus, they will.
Being forceful has caused a lot of fighting for many families and couples. It has nothing to do with their willpower. Their lack of focus is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain.That is your number one tip you should look out for.
If your loved one is struggling with willpower problems and lack of focus, don’t jump to the conclusion that they don’t care.
Here’s an example of when someone might be struggling with adult ADHD symptoms.
Lets say they have a test coming up at college and have a hard time focusing on studying for it. They get frustrated and throw the book on the ground. You might think that they just don’t really care about the subject and that they don’t want to study. That isn’t the case at all.
Fact is, they really do care and want to learn, but having hours of studying overwhelms them. When something like that happens, it’s good to have breaks.
Another one of the adult ADHD Symptoms is when the adult has a learning problem or psychiatric problem.
Sometimes the person can be slow to learn things or just be really good at one subject and fail at all of the others. Don’t get frustrated when they are only good with one subject, encourage them in that subject and help them with the other subjects.
ADHD is very common
A lot of people think that if they are married to someone with adult ADHD symptoms, they must be the only ones. This is not true.
ADHD is very common now. Just because your spouse struggles with it, doesn’t mean that you have to argue a lot. Sit down and talk about options that could help them, like medication.
Adults usually don’t like taking much medication, but when you have Adult ADHD, it really helps.