Are you familiar with ADHD?

September 8, 2015

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition that affects approximately 4% of the adult population. There are three categories of ADHD: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Regardless of the category, ADHD can have significant repercussions on many aspects of your life (work, family, couple relationship, psychological, education, etc.), thus the importance of screening.

ADHD symptoms occur primarily in childhood, but can be controlled and/or compensated for up to adulthood. The symptoms often become apparent and bothersome only when a major change occurs.

Here are some ADHD symptoms:

  • Impulsiveness/Agitation
  • Procrastination
  • Difficulty with organization
  • Anxiety
  • Immaturity
  • Sleep disorder
  • Learning disorder
  • Dependence
  • Dangerous driving
  • Difficulties modulating the intensity of emotional responses

Because of the ADHD symptoms and their impact, many people with ADHD also suffer from low self-esteem and a chronic sense of under-performance. At Privamed, the nurse and doctor work together with you in order to:

  • Answer all your questions
  • Screen for attention deficit disorder
  • Find ways to adapt
  • Provide medical treatment and appropriate personal support

If you see yourself or a family member reflected in the content of this article and would like to enquire further, make an appointment at one of our participating clinics.

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