How Do I Know If I Have ADHD or Not?

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How Do I Know If I Have ADHD or Not?

Has the title of the article taken you back to your times of self-questioning?

This article will help you understand some of the misconceptions surrounding ADHD and will help you confirm whether you have symptoms or traits of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders.

ADHDDo you often find yourself struggling with basic concentration skills such as keeping yourself immersed in a given task? Or do you often find yourself interrupting others during the course of a discussion?

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If you see yourself having difficulties with either one or several of these day-to-day activities, you could be suffering from ADHD and may be in need of an immediate diagnosis.

ADHD is the most commonly occurring mental disorder which is seen to affect 1 child out of every 7 children in the USA alone.

Further, boys are seen to be 3 times more prone to diagnosis compared to girls. Although many believe ADHD is specific to childhood, a whopping 60 percent of the young patient’s transition into adulthood with ADHD.

At times, it is also possible to receive a complete diagnosis during adulthood. ADHD is characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Being unable to concentrate on a task
  • Having trouble being organized
  • Distractions
  • Avoiding things that take some effort to complete
  • Difficulties in following through on instructions

Additionally, the primary symptoms of ADHD are seen to be the continuous patterns of inattentiveness that are observed to interfere in the daily life of an individual. Nevertheless, when hyperactivity/impulsivity is absent in the person in question, it is commonly referred to as attention deficit disorder (ADD).

Further, to receive an ADHD diagnosis by a practicing medical professional, an individual must exhibit several symptoms of impulsivity/hyperactivity along with other traits of inattentiveness for a minimum period of 6 months.

Some doctors highlight it is better to observe commonly occurring traits in different settings such as:

  • Home
  • School

Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder include but are not limited to:

  • Difficulties in maintaining attentiveness in a given task or activity
  • Failure to appropriately listen
  • Being unable to follow through a set of instructions and daily tasks such as homework
  • Difficulty in organizing activities and tasks
  • Leaving things unintentionally misplaced
  • Unable to remember daily lists of activities

Hyperactivity Symptoms

  • Leaving the seat more often in a classroom setup or a situation that requires one to be seated
  • Fidgeting with your hands
  • Difficulties engaging oneself in an activity in a quiet manner
  • Talking excessively
  • Frequently avoiding situations which are required of you

Impulsivity Symptoms

  • Being unable to wait for one’s turn
  • Blurting out answers in a discussion even before someone completes his/her question
  • Frequently intruding or interrupting others

If you find yourself to be ADHD diagnosed, it could further be accompanied by:

  • Sleepless nights
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulties in learning
  • Hearing or speech related problems
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Tics

TouchPoints, a natural and a non-invasive method, can be a boon for treating ADHD symptoms. Whether for an adult or a child, these wearable devices are seen to successfully help in decreasing stress levels while increasing the attention levels of an individual simultaneously.

Further, these devices assist one in maintaining a healthy nervous system through the use of sophisticated BLAST technology.

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How Do I Know If I Have ADHD or Not?
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If you see yourself having difficulties with either one or several of these day-to-day activities, you could be suffering from ADHD and may be in need of an immediate diagnosis.
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Alfin David

Alfin David

Hi, my name is Alfin David and I have joined Autism Times as a writer. Two things define me I am new to the world of autism advocacy and in complete love with the team My younger brother is recently diagnosed with autism Thanks for stopping by to read my profile.

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Alfin David

Alfin David contributor

Hi, my name is Alfin David and I have joined Autism Times as a writer.

Two things define me

I am new to the world of autism advocacy and in complete love with the team
My younger brother is recently diagnosed with autism

Thanks for stopping by to read my profile.

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