ADHD and Executive Dysfunction – What Ahead Can Do For You
About 1 out of every 25 adults has ADHD, which can have a detrimental impact on their work, relationships and daily activities. A qualified healthcare provider can accurately diagnose ADHD if you exhibit symptoms and help determine the most suitable treatment option.
Your provider may test for anxiety and depression as these disorders can play a significant role in ADHD. They may prescribe selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Lexapro or Prozac for anxiety, as well as selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors like Cymbalta for depression. In the short-term, benzodiazepines like Klonopin may be prescribed to ease anxiety symptoms.
People with ADHD often struggle to plan ahead and organize tasks. It’s not that they lack organizational abilities; rather, it’s that they don’t always put in enough effort to finish things off.
This issue can lead to a variety of issues, such as missing deadlines or making careless mistakes that cost money and time. This creates an unhealthy cycle of stress, anxiety and frustration which has lasting effects on the patient.
They may struggle to finish tasks that don’t provide much external reward, like doing their taxes. Feeling like you’re wasting your time doing something without any reward can be frustrating and lead to feelings of depression if the task isn’t completed successfully.
If you’re experiencing executive dysfunction or any other symptoms associated with ADHD, getting a diagnosis is the first step towards taking control of your life. An ADHD treatment plan can improve quality of life by helping reduce symptoms, boost focus and productivity levels, and reach your objectives.