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Adult ADHD Treatment

All those who experience ADHD in adulthood will have had it from childhood
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Not just a condition that affects young children, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can also be experienced in later life. Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder treatment is individualised and uses current clinical evidence to highlight the possible treatment options which could include medication, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychoeducation.

By assessing current behaviour levels and monitoring for inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness a diagnosis is given and treatment can begin. BREVIN offer adult ADHD treatment and therapy at home if required. By using tests and scales, we can determine the severity and following on from interviews and reports we can then plan out a treatment plan that is unique to the individual. Our therapy options are flexible and tailor made to suit the needs of the patient.

Symptoms of Adult ADHD

ADHD in adults can be complex to diagnose, due to the crossover with other symptoms of mental health conditions, such as depression and bipolar disorder. A professional with experience in adult ADHD will perform a detailed evaluation of each patient, including questionnaires, rating scales and interviews to measure concentration and distractibility.

Symptoms of the disorder can be destructive to all parts of life, as lack of concentration and difficulty interacting in a team can be hard for colleagues and peers to cope with at work, and family life is derailed by disorganisation and impulsive tendencies.

ADHD in children is often noticed when excessive hyperactivity occurs frequently, however, Adult ADHD may well present itself as hyperactivity of the mind, a coping mechanism developed to fit in with social norms. When diagnosing the condition in adults, medical professionals will question the following signs;

  • Being easily distracted
  • Trouble holding a conversation and poor listening skills
  • Poor memory
  • Disorganised lifestyle
  • Poor time management
  • Struggling with more mundane tasks
  • Tendency to be impulsive
  • Driving fast and the need for high adrenaline activities
  • Inability to sit and relax
  • Extremely talkative and often interrupts others

What are the Causes of Adult ADHD?

An exact cause of ADHD is unknown, but research suggests there are key factors which influence the development of the disorder in children, which then is carried on to adulthood. These include;

  • Genetics, studies suggest that a family member having the disorder or another mental health condition can increase the chance of developing it also.
  • Problems during development. If a baby experiences problems at certain key development periods it can increase the chance of ADHD.
  • Substance exposure - there is a higher risk of a child developing the condition if the mother smokes, drinks or uses drugs when pregnant.
  • Premature babies have a higher risk of developing ADHD.

Types of Adult ADHD

The disorder is singular in its definition, however, quite often adult ADHD co-exists with other mental health conditions such as:

Anxiety disorders

These occur fairly often in adults with ADHD with symptoms of extreme worrying and fear of future events. Anxiety often increased when ADHD causes setbacks e.g. being made redundant from a job or a relationship breakdown.

Mood disorders

Many adults with ADHD also have depression, bipolar disorder or other mood conditions. These conditions are not caused by ADHD itself by can be intensified by the difficulties the condition causes in the person’s life.

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