Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD

There are three subtypes of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD):

 

  • • Hyperactive-impulsive
  • • Inattentive
  • • Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive

 

Although there is no exact cause for ADHD, the origin and severity of symptoms appear to be impacted by a variety of genetic, environmental, nutritional, medical, and social factors. Diagnostic criteria for ADHD require that symptoms must be present for at least six months or more and to a degree that is greater than children of that same age. Symptoms of ADHD include:

 

Inattention

 

  • • Easily distracted
  • • Difficulty focusing
  • • Easily bored
  • • Easily confused
  • • Difficulty following instructions

 

Hyperactvity

 

  • • Restlessness
  • • Hyperverbal
  • • Constantly in motion
  • • Inability to be quiet when instructed to do so

 

Impulsivity

 

  • • Impatience
  • • Inappropriate outbursts
  • • Interruptive
  • • Little or no regard for consequences of inappropriate behaviors

 

Symptoms of ADHD can be treated effectively with a carefully considered medication management plan in addition to regularly scheduled psychotherapy and psycho-education. The following are some of the most commonly prescribed medications to manage symptoms of ADHD, please carefully review each of these medication options with your physician and take the time to learn about the associated side effects such as their addictive qualities:

 

Medications for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

 

  • • Adderall
  • • Adderall XR
  • • Concerta
  • • Daytrana
  • • Desoxyn
  • • Dexedrine
  • • Dextostat
  • • Focalin
  • • Focalin XR
  • • Ritalin
  • • Ritalin SR
  • • Ritalin LA
  • • Strattera
  • • Vyvanse

 

Psychotherapy used to treat ADHD generally focuses on changing patterns of behavior and learning to cope effectively with emotions. Furthermore, psycho-education, as well as social and life skill training provide the patient with a greater understanding of the disorder, strategies to increase the ability to function with greater independence, and increased social acceptance, thereby, increasing a greater sense of self-esteem.

 

If you or a loved one is suffering with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder addiction, you are encouraged to reach out to one of our caring and knowledgeable CarePlanPro counselors 24/7 for a complimentary, caring, and confidential consultation at 800-787-1721.