ADHD in Adults
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health condition.
In people with ADHD, there are differences in the parts of the brain that control our ability to plan, organize and focus.
Symptoms start in childhood. About half of children with ADHD continue to have problems into adulthood. Sometimes ADHD is missed in childhood and only gets noticed later in life. Having ADHD can make family life, study, work and friendships difficult.
- Difficulty paying attention.
The exact causes of ADHD are unknown, but there are factors that are thought to contribute:
- brain injury or infection
- a lack of oxygen, or exposure to alcohol or nicotine before birth
- premature birth
- Difficult experiences in early childhood.
Sign and Symptoms
Often, people with ADHD feel quite frustrated and can become anxious or depressed at not being able to achieve their full potential.
Sleep problems and relationship issues can be the reason that people initially seek treatment. If symptoms are affecting your daily life, work or relationships you should seek help.
Many people who are diagnosed with ADHD in childhood have fewer symptoms as they get older.
Other people will have some symptoms for their whole life. With the right approach, chances are you will be able to manage your illness well.
How Can We Help?
Psychiatrists are the best-placed specialists to diagnose and treat adults with ADHD.
- make a diagnosis
- make a diagnosis
- devise a management plan
- diagnose and treat any other mental health issues, including depression or alcohol and drug use
- prescribe medication
- keep track of any medication side effects and your physical health
- link you to counseling and mentoring for people with ADHD
At Hellodoc, we have Psychiatrists and Psychologists who can assess, diagnose, and manage ADHD and related conditions.
If you and your loved ones need assessment, please contact us after obtaining a referral from your GP.
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