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The Importance of Understanding ADHD and ADD

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Making people more aware of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) contributes to the creation of friendly, accessible workplaces and schools. Additionally, it assures that doctors can

treat ADHD effectively, lessens the effects of the disorder, and can inspire individuals who exhibit signs of ADHD to seek a diagnosis.

In this guide, we’ll break down the importance of being aware of ADHD, what exactly ADHD is, and how IM&PC can help.

The Importance of Being Aware of ADHD and ADD

Increasing understanding about ADHD enhances the quality of life for those who have it and those who care for them. Everyone probably knows someone with ADHD because it is such a prevalent condition.

Despite being one of the most widespread developmental illnesses, ADHD is also one of the most poorly understood. Myths regarding ADHD can be harmful to those who have it. Treatment may be hindered by the notion that ADHD is not a true condition that requires care. Parents who decide to seek therapy for an ADHD child may feel guilty about doing so due to the perception that kids use needless drugs.

ADHD can induce different symptoms in addition to the difficulty focusing and hyperactive conduct that is commonly associated with it. People who experience these symptoms might not understand how ADHD affects them. A few less well-known signs of ADHD include disrupting others, a propensity to focus excessively on particular subjects, excessive talking, and fidgeting.

It is also crucial to remember that having ADHD can have a number of benefits despite the difficulties it may cause.

Many parts of life might be impacted by ADHD symptoms. Increasing understanding might improve compassion for those who experience symptoms of ADHD. It could also improve the chances that someone with ADHD would receive a diagnosis and treatment. This has the potential to greatly enhance both their lives and the lives of the people around them.

People who suspect they have ADHD are typically advised to see a doctor, according to ADHD recommendations. The amount of medical professionals' understanding of ADHD might differ, though. This is why the work being done by IM&PC is so crucial.

What is ADHD and ADD?

Disorganization, loss of attention, and forgetfulness are among the symptoms of inattentive-type ADHD, which is commonly referred to by the now-outdated label ADD. People with inattentive ADHD do not exhibit hyperactivity or impulsivity.

Too frequently, inattentive ADHD in adults is misdiagnosed as a mood condition or anxiety, or it is rejected in youngsters as spacey, indifferent conduct. This type of ADHD causes people to

frequently lose their attention, be forgetful, and have difficulties with listening. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-V (DSM-V) states that in order to qualify for a diagnosis, six of the following symptoms must be present and have a significant negative influence on one's performance at work or school:

  • Frequently does not pay great attention to details or commits thoughtless errors
    • Frequently struggles to maintain attention
    • Frequently appears not to hear when spoken to
    • Often ignores directions and does not complete jobs
    • Has a lot of trouble planning activities and duties
    • Frequently stays away from, hates, or is hesitant to perform activities that need prolonged mental effort
    • Often misplaces items required for jobs or activities
    • Is frequently easily sidetracked by unimportant stimuli
    • Frequently forgets to do everyday tasks

The first step in averting a lifetime of guilt and low self-confidence is to recognize inattentive ADHD.

How IM&PC Can Help

If your child is struggling in school or is showing signs of ADHD or ADD, it may be time to have them evaluated by the talented and caring physicians at Internal Medicine and Pediatric Clinic.

For New Albany residents, IM&PC can help you get your child the diagnosis they need to ensure that they have a high quality of life and a bright future. Get in touch with our team today to schedule a consultation.

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