How you can manage ADHDOct 12, 2022
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children. It is a chronic condition that affects how a person behaves, thinks, and feels. ADHD can make it difficult for a person to focus on tasks, control their behavior, and even has an effect on how a person feels about themselves.
People with ADHD may have trouble sitting still, paying attention, or controlling their impulses. They may move around constantly, fidget, or talk too much. They may also be easily distracted or forgetful. Some people with ADHD show signs of impulsiveness such as blurting out answers before they are called on, or acting without thinking.
Symptoms of ADHD can vary from person to person. Some people experience only a few symptoms, while others experience several symptoms. The severity of the symptoms also varies from person to person. Some people have mild symptoms that don’t cause them many problems, and others have severe symptoms that interfere with their everyday life. Symptoms of ADHD usually appear during childhood, but they can also start during adolescence or early adulthood. Some people with ADHD may not be diagnosed until they are adults.
So far, research has not discovered any single cause of ADHD. So for now, it is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. While there is not yet a cure for ADHD, there are treatments that can help improve symptoms. Popular treatment options include medications, a variety of therapies, and sometimes lifestyle changes. The outcomes of each treatment option vary greatly from person to person. For people with moderate to severe symptoms, a single treatment is often not enough to manage symptoms, and a combination of treatments is often necessary to see the best results.
Supplementing treatment plans with additional support can also help. One such support is using tension release exercises like Tre™. Tre™ exercises help to calm the body and mind, and people with ADHD usually find that this calmness greatly improves their focus and attention span. It also helps improve sleep patterns and the ability self-regulate in times of stress. Tre is also useful for parents of children with ADHD, as it helps to alleviate stress and anxiety.
Getting diagnosed with ADHD as soon as possible is linked to the best outcomes. Having a screening by a physical or mental health professional is the only way to get a proper diagnosis and develop a treatment plan that is right for you or your child. Using Tre™ to support your treatment plan is also beneficial. You can learn more about Tre™ on our blog, as well as in our weekly newsletter.