ADHD is short for Attention Deficit Hypersensitivity Disorder. It is a pretty pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder found both in children and Adults. According to American Psychiatric Association, A person diagnosed with ADHD is inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive. The signs and symptom of ADHD unveiled by a child is greatly different from how an adult will give it away. It is fairly easy to diagnose a child with ADHD over a diagnosis in adults. But from time to time it has been said otherwise that children normally have a short attention span, are habitual of daydreaming, and can be too excited about anything at all and that cannot possibly mean that every child has ADHD.
Symptoms of ADHD
- Continuous restless talking
- Trouble getting along with others
- Lack of self-control
- Interrupts others
- In motion
- Jumping to quick conclusions
- Low tolerance bar
- Talks too much and with authority
- Interrupts others
- Anger management issues
A life with ADHD
Imagine being born with a problem where your brain doesn’t stop thinking stuff or takes a break even for a second and doesn’t stop at one thought. Imagine struggling like Max did with basic homework, concentrating during class or when someone is addressing to you, reacting to things impulsively, finding it hard to adjust amongst people of different dispositions than yours and being called a freak, eventually.
A person with ADHD does not suffer alone but people around them suffer, perhaps not to the same level but they’re unprepared and oblivious of how to handle such behavior in a way that will not cause any damage.
Possible causes of ADHD
Researchers have not been successful in finding out a precise cause of ADHD, but many studies have revealed that genetics plays a vital role in causing ADHD. Other than that, some other possible causes could be:
- Premature birth
- Brain damage
- Traumatic experiences
Cure for ADHD:
There is no precise cure for ADHD but there are non-stimulant treatments that reduce the risks of ADHD symptoms. Besides this there are a number of CNS stimulants that doctors prescribe commonly to ADHD patients like:
- amphetamine-based stimulants (Adderall, Dexedrine, Dextrostat)
- dextromethamphetamine (Desoxyn)
- dextromethylphenidate (Focalin)
- methylphenidate (Concerta, Daytrana, Metadate, Ritalin)
Similarly, doctors have also started to endorse phentermine, a psychostimulant as a cure for ADHD. Phentermine, is a highly recognized pill for weight loss in United States but the drug has benefited its users in different departments as well. It is used by ADHD patients to boost their energy and level of concentration. Phentermine in the system of an ADHD patient works like a CPR except that here it is directed towards CNS, which results in the activation of body’s own natural hormones that sharpen the senses. Phentermine has an impact on specific parts of the brain like it has an effect on the satiety center of the brain tricking the brain to think that you are full and that you do not require any more food. It also stimulates the release of hormones from adrenal gland whose function is to manage the energy or excitement level of the human body.