ADHD: Focus, Impulsivity and Hyperactivity Stressors
We all know someone who can’t sit still, who don’t seem to listen, who blurt out inappropriate comments or don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them.
While it’s normal to occasionally forget things, daydream, or act without thinking, inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. ADHD makes it difficult for a person to inhibit their spontaneous responses, including everything from movement to speech to assertiveness.
Someone with ADHD may be constantly in-motion, bouncing off the walls and disrupting others around them. Others with ADHD may sit quietly, with their attention miles away.
There are three primary characteristics of ADHD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in one person.
Someone with ADHD may:
- Have trouble staying focused or get easily distracted
- Appear not to be listening when spoken to
- Constantly fidget and squirm
- Talk excessively
- Act without thinking
- Interrupt often, or say the wrong thing at the wrong time
- Have a quick temper or “short fuse”
Whether or not you experience inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity due to ADHD, they can cause problems if left untreated. You may find it hard to focus or may find it hard to make friends. These frustrations can lead lead to low self-esteem as well as friction in your relationships.
Treatment can make a dramatic difference in your ability to manage symptoms. With the right support, you can get on track for success in all areas of life.
If you’re interested in learning more about ADHD therapy, contact me today for a free consultation. I would be happy to share how I can help you achieve success and grow.