Outlook for ADHD
ADHD, with the right treatment and help, can be a condition that is easily managed. Through the administration of the correct medication and with education and support, those with the condition can live normal, productive and successful lives.
In order to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment, it is advised that you speak to your doctor and disclose all of your symptoms and medical history.
The issue in society is that many children are labelled as having ADHD, with little research or thought given to the diagnosis. Some may argue that medicating children for ADHD is simply an excuse for parents to calm their children as they often do not have the energy to deal with them. However, ADHD is a serious mental condition and care should be taken before administering any drugs used to treat it.
It is important to note that many healthy children are hyperactive, impulsive or inattentive from time to time. It is normal for them to have short attention spans and to quickly shift from one activity to another. Children should not be diagnosed with ADHD just because they have a high level of energy or appear different in their actions to other children.
If you receive an ADHD diagnosis as an adult, it may evoke a unique mix of emotions – with relief and elation at finally having answers to why you have experienced the symptoms on one hand, and grief at how long it took to finally be able to understand what was happening on the other. It is important to work through all of these emotions as you embark on a treatment plan that can offer you relief from the symptoms and difficulties you have faced and hope at the possibility of changing your life for the better.