How Do I Know If I Have ADHD?
ADHD is a prevalent mental health disorder that can affect individuals of all ages and run in families. While diagnosing the disorder may prove challenging, treatment with medication and therapy is possible.
Are you finding it hard to focus on tasks or forgetting things? This could be especially true at work or school. Additionally, distractions from other tasks or thoughts that are unrelated to what you’re working on may occur.
Emotion management is often part of treating ADHD, helping to regulate behavior and reduce impulsivity.
Your doctor will likely review your family history, discuss with you about your childhood experiences and administer some tests to identify the severity and duration of your symptoms. They want to know what these are like for you as well as rule out other disorders which share some similar characteristics to ADHD such as depression or anxiety.
Inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity are the primary symptoms associated with ADHD. These issues can have a major impact on your life as well as relationships.
Do you feel like you don’t have enough time on your hands? Too much free time can make it difficult to accomplish all the things that need doing, such as schoolwork, chores, paying bills and staying current with social and family commitments.