Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

While there is no one cause for ADHD, factors that may be involved in the development of ADHD include genetics, central nervous system problems or environment. However, multiple treatment plans can be put into practice to help manage symptoms. The sophisticated tools and personalized tools used by Newstone Behavioral Health assist in helping patients with ADHD lead fulfilling lives.

Contrary to popular belief, children with ADHD do not simply "outgrow" their symptoms.  Instead, certain symptoms may manifest into adulthood. While there are similarities between Adult ADHD and childhood ADHD symptoms, Adult ADHD often manifests differently over time. It's classified into three main subtypes: Predominantly Inattentive, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive, and Combined presentation.

In the Predominantly Inattentive presentation, individuals primarily struggle with focus and organization. They find it challenging to concentrate on tasks that require significant mental effort and may avoid such tasks altogether. This can lead to forgetfulness and disorganization.

Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive is characterized by hyperactivity and impulsivity. Adults with this subtype may fidget frequently and have difficulty sitting still for extended periods. It's important to note that hyperactivity may not always be linked to anxiety but could be a symptom of ADHD. Additionally, impulsivity may cause individuals to make impulsive decisions without considering the consequences. These decisions can lead to strains in personal and professional relationships.

The most common subtype of adult ADHD is the Combined presentation, where individuals exhibit symptoms from both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive categories.

It is important to note that ADHD presents itself differently in each individual. If you suspect you or someone you know may have symptoms of adult ADHD, seeking a diagnosis from a medical professional is recommended. Newstone Behavioral possesses adequate tools, treatment plans, and resources to ensure patients receive optimal and personalized care.