What Is ADHD?
Lots of people ask the question, What is ADHD? There’s some confusion over it, and some myths, as well. Adult ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, used to be classified as a distinct but similar condition from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) reflecting the presence of hyperactive behavior. But recently, experts have classified both disorders as one and the same, under the umbrella term ADHD. (It’s worth noting, however, that much of our community uses the two terms interchangeably – as does Crusher™.)
This means that adults (and children) who suffer from the disorder may have varying degrees of impulsivity and may or may not experience hyperactivity, but all who have it do suffer from structural and chemical imbalances in the brain that can lead to anxiety, trouble focusing, disorganization, procrastination, and other symptoms.
These ADHD symptoms typically result in:
Difficulty completing complicated tasks or projects
Inability to multi-task effectively
Greater inclination to indulge in compulsive and even risky behaviors
And many other challenges (see link for more specifics)
While the exact cause of ADHD is still unknown, scientists believe that it is directly related to the brain’s chemical messengers, dopamine and norepinephrine, which play an important role in attention, motivation, and related behaviors.
Adult ADHD can make it difficult to carry on a normal adult life: paying bills, completing household tasks, successfully maintaining one’s career, etc., and individuals who are severely affected by the disorder can experience financial, personal and relationship problems as a result.
Bottom Line: While there is no cure, treatment is available through a variety of methods, including natural ADHD treatments and alternative ADHD treatments and solutions, such as those taught by Crusher™, which are designed to help retrain the brain and help sufferers develop more effective coping strategies – so that they can “escape the overwhelm and live to their potential”!
P.S. If you haven’t yet heard of www.CrusherTV.com, I hope you’ll check it out. Each Monday night at 10pm we “air” another episode chock full of useful productivity tips and “brain hacks”, and our Guest Experts provide more great ideas. Tons of other benefits for members, including free group coaching sessions. Hope to “see” you there! ab