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ADHD in the news



ADHD in the news, take a look at this story of how ADHD is impacting adult lives.   The story portrays adults who have been impacted with ADHD and their belief in their self-worth, damaged by ADHD.   Opportunities lost to a neuro-biological condition that at least in theory would go away as individuals reached adulthood.    Findings are showing that as children are being diagnosed with ADHD parents are becoming aware of their own ADHD.

What can be done?  For some there is solace in the variety of medications available to treat ADHD and often that is not enough to equip those with ADHD to function at the level they  desire to function at.    Sometimes it takes more than some medications to boost the performance of those with ADHD. Often what happens after years of hearing and experiencing less than positive messages the person with ADHD takes on those messages and believes that they are true.  “You aren’t good enough”    and that takes more than some medications.

If you think you may have ADHD (if you have children with ADHD, you may have ADHD yourself), find out if those patterns you see in your children are patterns you have.   If you have found yourself having difficulty managing time, losing things, forgetting where you put things,  difficulty understanding directions, not getting things done on time, purchasing things because it feels good or not being able to figure what to do you may want to find out if you do have ADHD, especially if has been a persistent problem over many years.  The first step is finding out.   The second step is working with an ADHD professional to help you establish new habits and processes that will enable you to get good results.