In ore severe cases, you may be prescribed medications to help. The options include stimulants, non-stimulants, and anti-depressants. It’s not unusual for persons to need to change their medications to find the right ones so always let the doctor know if the symptoms have gotten worse or you have other undesirable side effects.
Apart from therapy and getting medication, seeking help can give you great tips for dealing with ADHD. For example, a detailed organizational system can guide you in answering your emails, managing tasks, and prioritizing activities.
Persons who have poor time management skills also find that using alarms and timers gives them more control over their time.
Why The Disorder Can Go Undiagnosed
According to recent statistics, children and adults of color are still less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than other ethnicities. This phenomenon occurs even when the symptoms are similar or the same.
As health professionals delve into what causes the discrepancy, one factor that has been suggested is the lack of health resources that exist for persons of color when it comes to mental health disorders.
While that continues to be investigated, a less nefarious cause is the fact that the symptoms of ADHD can be masked in the presence of another disorder. For example, persons with a mood disorder such as bipolar disorder may experience stronger bouts of depression because of ADHD but it’s not easy to determine.
Other issues that can affect the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of ADHD include anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse disorders, and learning disabilities. In rare cases, the treatment programs for certain disorders have been known to make the symptoms of ADHD even worse.
Most health professionals agree that there could be more adults than you think dealing with ADHD. If you’re concerned, it’s best to get assessed as soon as possible. With the right tools, you could be living a much healthier life.