ADHD in Adults
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ADHD in Adults

ADHD in adults often goes untreated. Test your knowledge on the signs and symptoms you should look for.

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ADHD in Adults
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What percentage of adults who have ADHD go undiagnosed?

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The correct answer is: Unfortunately, as many as 85 percent of adults who have ADHD go undiagnosed and untreated.

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What should you do first if you think you might have ADHD?

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The correct answer is: Diagnosing adult ADHD is difficult because it can overlap with other mental health conditions. Work closely with your doctor on assessing your symptoms and medical history.

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What are other medical conditions that can mimic adult ADHD?

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The correct answer is: Symptoms of thyroid problems, seizure disorders and liver trouble can all mimic symptoms of adult ADHD.

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True or false: If your doctor recommends you see a psychiatrist for ADHD, you probably have a more severe case.

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The correct answer is: This is false. A psychiatrist, who has specialized knowledge about brain chemistry and brain function, is often better equipped than a family doctor to diagnose and help a patient manage ADHD, including medications, their side effects and how to monitor and adjust those treatments.

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What are some of the unique advantages that people with ADHD have?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Positive traits associated with ADHD -- such as creativity, energy, sensitivity, intuition, flexibility and enthusiasm -- can be used to one's advantage socially and in the workplace.

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Going without treatment for ADHD can lead to which of these scenarios?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Adults with ADHD are more likely to have problems in the workplace, experience difficulties with relationships and struggle with substance abuse.

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What is another condition associated with ADHD?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. The good news: All of these coexisting conditions can be effectively treated.

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What is a profession that might be a good fit for someone with excess energy?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Hyperactivity can feel problematic, but that can-do energy may be a real asset in careers which require fast talking or movement. These jobs include physical therapy, real estate, corporate training or hotel and restaurant management.

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Which of these is a common sign of ADHD in adults?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are common signs of ADHD in adults, along with fidgeting and restlessness, and feelings of guilt for not getting things done.

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True or false: ADHD can make you overreact in stressful situations.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The symptoms of adult ADHD can literally go to one's head, making you feel down, anxious and tired. Adults with ADHD might feel overwhelmed or overreact in tough, stressful situations.

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What is one of the biggest challenges that people with ADHD have?

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The correct answer is: People with ADHD have trouble getting and staying organized. Luckily there are ADHD coaches, professional organizers and skill trainers who can help patients develop better organization, time management and money management skills.

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How does ADHD affect how a person communicates?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. The inattention and impulsivity that comes with ADHD can make it difficult for one to listen and communicate effectively.

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What lifestyle habit can help someone manage their ADHD?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Eating well, exercising, reducing stress and getting enough sleep are vital to anyone who wants to feel good and be healthy, but especially essential in managing ADHD symptoms.

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Lack of which healthy fats can make ADHD worse?

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The correct answer is: People in Western societies tend to consume super-high amounts of omega-6 fats but precious little of omega-3 fats. Research suggests that this imbalance could make ADHD symptoms worse. For more omega-3s, eat fish, walnuts, avocados and olive and canola oils.

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True or false: Sugar causes ADHD or its symptoms.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Sugar doesn’t cause ADHD or its symptoms, but the fact is that sugar may not be all that great for people with ADHD because it can cause blood sugar ups and downs that aren’t good for mood or concentration.

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What should someone with ADHD do if they feel worse after eating certain foods?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Avoiding the foods that make a person feel bad may help them get a better handle on ADHD. A patient can also ask his doctor about allergy testing to see if food intolerances may be contributing to symptoms. Additionally, some food additives have been found (in studies conducted on children) to aggravate ADHD symptoms.

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How many minutes of physical activity should a person with ADHD get every day?

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The correct answer is: Exercise boosts blood flow to the brain and releases endorphins -- both of which can help one feel calmer and more focused -- and also helps release pent-up energy. A good goal is to be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day most days of the week.

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What should someone with ADHD not do before bed in order to get a good night's sleep?

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The correct answer is: To improve sleep, people with ADHD should eliminate all stimulating activities before bed, such as late-night web surfing or TV watching. Instead, sticking to a regular schedule, adopting some relaxing evening habits (like listening to soft music) and eating a light, protein-rich snack an hour or two before bed may all help improve sleep.

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What is a good way to monitor ADHD symptoms?

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The correct answer is: Keeping a symptoms journal, noting the areas of daily life that ADHD is really affecting -- from relationships to career -- will make sharing findings with the doctor at checkups more productive.

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Which resource is most effective for people who have ADHD?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. To find support group meetings, talk with your doctor or look for support-group referrals from CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) or ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association).

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ADHD

Whether you refer to it as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)it's the same disorder. Impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, difficulty concentrating are symptomsand children and adults ...

can have them. Can't sit still, can't finish projects, always forgetfulthese are also part of the pattern. With medications and therapy, it's possible to control these impulses and live a more normal, productive life.
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