I guess I am posting several blogs on ADHD, because I have seen up close and personal suffering and family chaos because of the disorder. I want to offer HOPE , ENCOURAGEMENT, AND GENERAL INFORMATION to any one who is dealing with the daily effects of this disorder.
If you have ADHD, you have suffered for years with feelings of:
- failure in school, work, relationships, and family.
You probably have felt chronic disappointment over underachievement and missed opportunities. Others have treated you with a lack of respect due to your perceived shortcomings, usually with an onslaught of complaints and criticism.
If you have ADHD, you have a condition that is treatable and there is hope for a better more productive, effective life. When you start to gain understanding about ADHD and take responsibility for seeking proper medical treatment, you can gain hope and personal empowerment for change.
Facts about ADHD:
o ADHD is a neurobiological deficit in the brain. It is not a character defect.
o ADHD extends throughout life and across situations.
o If you think you have ADHD, seek professional treatment from a medical professional. The following are some areas you can work on to create a more satisfying life:
- improve communication skills
- take proper medication consistently
- add structure to daily routine
- improve time management and organizational skills
- simplify your life
(This information was taken from Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Third Edition—Chapter 21, Dr. Russell Barkley. The book is a must-read for anyone in clinical practice who treats clients with ADHD. Excellent book.)
- What are your next steps to address ADHD issues in your life?
- What information can I provide to help you on the journey to wholeness and extend hope as you make change?