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ADHD and adults

ADHD and adults

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not limited to children. Yes, even adults can continue to have symptoms into adulthood. Often the focus and attention issues arise in career, relationships, marriage and overall feelings of stress. Studies show 30-40% of ADHD symptoms never resolve after childhood. There is also a very fine line between what might be considered “multi-tasking” and ADD. In our fast-paced world and demanding work environments, “multi-tasking” can be an asset, yet patients with ADHD often experience distractibility that interferes with important responsibilities and vital tasks. Marriages can crumble, jobs lost and changes in mood can consume an individual (Depression, anger, hostility).

What can we do for our loved one struggling with ADHD? First, recognize the issues. Diet is key! Eat high quality proteins and quality fats that feed the brain (salmon, nuts, eggs). A high protein diet rich in healthy fats can ward off mood swings and trouble focusing. Remember to address functional concerns with a medical doctor and psychotherapy (behavioral modification). ADHD MUST be recognized first.