Just when you think Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is only associated with children, think again. It also affects adults and most of the time; it starts at an early age and goes on until the person progresses to adulthood. It’s a chronic condition that has a corresponding treatment regimen and thanks to scientific breakthrough, ADHD has become a manageable condition these days. Of course it’s not one of those mental conditions that have been associated with temper tantrums, crying spells or fits of rage, but for some people, having ADHD disrupts their performance at work. For children, it can affect their performance at school and it also contributes to low self-esteem if not managed properly.
No child wants to be called ‘the feisty, stubborn, noisy one’ from grade school onward just because they have ADHD at an early age. The following are some of the treatment options that are prescribed by medical professionals with ties to ADHD today. Most doctors would prescribe a stimulant especially for children since this drug facilitates better concentration, more focus, and it controls the hyperactivity behavior all throughout the course of treatment. Some parents may not approve of this since stimulants have side-effects but still, medication helps. Ritalin is one of the medications that are prescribed for children with ADHD. The medication can also be given to adults in higher doses for desired effect.
If you’re one of those parents or guardians who don’t fancy medications to treat and manage the condition because you think it will just disappear over time, think again. ADHD works like progress and without proper professional intervention; this could only hinder an individual’s potentials to give everything his best. Other medication-free treatment modalities include play, motivation, and guided visualization therapies that enable an ADHD patient to improve focus, increase attentiveness and make the best out of his or her performance, at work or at play.