ADHD in a Nutshell

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Common Symptoms of ADHD

Inattentive                                 Impulsive                  

Distractibility                             Hyperactivity
Difficulty Focusing                   Impulsivity
Procrastination                         Excessive Talking
Being Disorganized                  Interrupting
Forgetfulness                            Blurting
Misplacing Things                    Fidgeting
Poor Listener                             Difficulty Waiting Turn
Careless Mistakes                    Difficulty Relaxing
Tardiness                                   Trouble Sleeping
Poor Follow-through             
   Flash Anger
Difficulty Making Decisions   

Low Self-Esteem
Low Self-Confidence

Anyone can have momentary trouble with symptoms like these. However, people with ADHD, also known as ADDers, experience these symptoms repeatedly and in a way that is severe enough to have an impact on home life and finances, at work or school, or in social situations. If you would like to rate your difficulty with symptoms of ADHD, take this ADHD Symptom Questionnaire. Don't forget to return to Virtual ADHD LIfe Coaching!

  • By the numbers, approximately 17 million Americans are affected by ADHD, including over 6.4 million, or 9.4% of children and over 10.5 million, or 4.4% of adults. Adult and teen drivers with ADHD have 2-8 times more accidents, citations, and suspended licenses. The total economic cost of ADHD on U.S. society in 2010 was estimated to be $143 - $266 billion.

  • ADHD is considered a lifelong condition. Unfortunately, many adults who were diagnosed as a child and are struggling in adulthood with the symptoms listed above may overlook ADHD because they believe they had ‘grown out of it.’ Many more adults struggling with these symptoms have simply never been tested.

  • ADHD is a neurobiological condition. The exact cause is unknown, but researchers believe it is affected in part by an imbalance of chemical messengers in the brain. These imbalances can be partially restored by medication or behavior modification techniques.
  • Common methods for managing ADHD include medication (requiring a diagnosis) and ADHD Life Coaching. ADHD medications are stimulants, or stimulant-based, and can provide some benefit because they temporarily increase focus and attention. However, they only work when you take them and they provide no residual or lasting benefit because they cannot teach an ADDer anything about successfully navigating life and work, and thriving, with ADHD. ADHD Life Coaching is a process of learning, discovery, and behavior modification. 

  • Through coaching you will learn: 
      • About ADHD in general and about your own brand of ADHD,
      • How to understand and work through the issues related to your ADHD symptoms,
      • Your ADHD Superpowers and how to employ them,
      • How to be more effective, improve self-esteem, gain confidence, and 
      • How to live and thrive with ADHD!

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