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Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) The Evidence Is Now Overwhelming

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not just a problem in children. Worldwide studies now show that up to 5% of the adult population struggle with Adult ADHD. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) already recognised Adult ADHD as a genuine medical condition with a specific cluster of symptoms and they have issued clear guidelines on the best evidence-based treatments.

If you were diagnosed with childhood ADD/ADHD, chances are, you’ve carried at least some of the symptoms into adulthood. But even if you were never diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as a child, that doesn’t mean you can’t be affected by it as an adult.

In the past attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often went unrecognized throughout childhood. Before the 1980’s very few people were even aware of ADD/ADHD. Instead of recognising your symptoms and identifying the real issue, your family, teachers, or other parents may have labelled you a dreamer, a slacker, a troublemaker, or just a bad student. Even many doctors were not aware of the condition.

Alternatively, you may have been able to compensate for the symptoms of ADD/ADHD when you were young, only to run into problems as your responsibilities increase. The more balls you’re trying to keep in the air-pursuing a career, raising a family, running a household-the greater the demand on your abilities to organise, focus, and remain calm. This can be challenging for anyone, but if you have ADD/ADHD, it can feel downright impossible.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Late onset might also be possible among adults. Meaning, one might not recall experiencing ADHD symptoms as a child but meets the criteria for diagnosis as an adult. ADHD symptoms appear differently from one person to another so there is no unique treatment for all ADHD cases.

ADHD in adults can be treated through one or a combination of the following:

  • Cognitive and Behavioural training
  • Stress Management, Wellbeing and Mindfulness Training
  • Proper medication

These evidence-based treatments are properly laid out and are specially tailored for each patient’s needs. ADHD symptoms does not necessarily go away but one can develop skills and have medications to be able to control these and prevent from intervening in an individual’s daily life.

What the ADHD Centre Can Do For You

The ADHD Centre is dedicated to helping people, both adults and children, through proper diagnosis and evidence-based treatments planned out and tailored for each client’s specific need and individual assessment.

It is never too late to get help for ADHD. We have been helping people with ADHD since 2009 and we can help definitely help you, too.

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