Most of the talk and research about ADHD is directed towards the childhood version with nothing much more than a footnote on adult ADHD. This is a real problem as most children carry their ADHD characteristics into adulthood, and now have to deal with different pressures and responsibilities.
The issues of adult ADHD change according to the different lifestyles that come with adult living. Relationships, employment and everyday tasks can all be affected in a number of ways, both positively and negatively.
Adults with ADHD often find it difficult to organize and plan ahead (appointments and deadlines are forgotten), and many struggle to hold down a traditional 9 to 5 job. Instead, they may be suited to working at home or some thing with flexible hours. Parents with ADHD may also find it hard to provide a structured life for non-ADHD children who do better in a more predictable environment.
There are so many positive aspects to ADHD, but these are sometimes overlooked. Creativity is often higher in many ADHD affected adults, and having an outlet for creativity is important. This may be anything from playing an instrument to sports. People with ADHD are often very quick minded and intelligent. They can become very successful when they find something they are passionate about.
Adult ADHD does not have to be a hindrance to leading a great life! Finally there is help for those individuals who continue to struggle in many aspects of life due to living with ADHD symptoms.
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