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Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

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Summary:
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is usually identifiable in early stages
of childhood. There are instances when the disorder continues until
adulthood if treatment is not prompt or effective. This is known as Adult
Attention Deficit Disorder (AADD). The impact of AADD is severe compared
to ADD because as an adult, coping strategies are required to a greater
extent with regard to disorganization and other symptoms of the syndrome.
The visible signs and symptoms of the disorder in adults are as below:


Keywords:
Attention Deficit Disorder, Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder Tests


Article Body:
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is usually identifiable in early stages
of childhood. There are instances when the disorder continues until
adulthood if treatment is not prompt or effective. This is known as Adult
Attention Deficit Disorder (AADD). The impact of AADD is severe compared
to ADD because as an adult, coping strategies are required to a greater
extent with regard to disorganization and other symptoms of the syndrome.
The visible signs and symptoms of the disorder in adults are as below:

Impulsiveness. ADD adults have difficulties handling their impulsiveness.
Sudden bouts of anger, impulsive spending, butting into conversations,
and breaking relationships are all side effects of impulsiveness. This in
turn leads to lack of cordial atmosphere and feelings of regret at later
stages.

A high level of distraction. The ADD adult is always thinking of a myriad
subjects and incidents that leave him/her unfocused and distracted. Apart
from this, external stimuli introduce further distraction to the
overactive mental process. When the adult leaves home and mixes with the
society, he/she is bombarded with words, visuals, and noises that disturb
and irritate.

Anxiety and lack of focus. Since the patient is also on the thinking
track, there is tendency to do the task at hand with lesser
concentration. This leaves them confused as to why mistakes occur in
their work or why they leave their work half-completed. The patient
resorts to writing important things in hand notes or schedulers.

Impatience. Just like children with ADD, adults too are fidgety with
staying put in one place. They are always taking in things, keeping their
hands busy, or keeping engaged in multiple activities. This tends to make
them feel exhausted at times.
Socializing problems. Making friends, retaining relationships, caring for
family members, and working co-operatively with colleagues are a strain
for ADD adults due to their impatience and impulsiveness. This further
brings down trust levels.

Lack of planning and disorganization. It is difficult for ADD adults to
comprehend instructions, work procedures, do time estimates, and complete
work within deadlines. They are unable to chalk out tasks involved in an
activity and estimate the time likely to be taken for completing each
task. This issue is the result of all the factors discussed above.

Memory problems. Short term memory loss is a hurdle for ADD adults that
leads them to forget the task at hand or instructions given only a little
while before. Their mind tends to jump from though to another in a matter
of minutes, leaving them with no idea of the real situation.

Several strategies such as maintaining reminders in mobile phones,
keeping notes in calendars and schedulers, attending skill-developing
sessions, and deploying pneumonic to remember things would help these
adults lead a comparatively normal life.

				
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