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ADHD: the impact on your life beyond focus

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ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) has gained more understanding the last decades than ever.

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental issue

Although ADHD is treated mainly by psychiatrists, the root cause of the symptoms is really a neurodevelopmental issue. A underdeveloped prefrontal context, which in charge of our focusing and impulse control. The main symptoms are problems with focusing, and impulsivities and furthermore low frustration tolerance, restlessness, low stress tolerance. ADHD can even make it difficulty maintaining relationships.

ADHD is increasing risk of Depression and Anxiety

It is also worth noting that there are increased of risk of depression and anxiety among people with ADHD. Often times, people who struggle with attention and impulse controls have difficulties keeping up with their social and occupational demands. This eventually lead to interpersonal and performance issues.  

Consequentially, it won’t be surprising to develop depression and anxiety. Therefore, treating co-occurrence ADHD is essential for a full recovering from depression and anxiety so to help with the personal functional potential. 

At Beverly Mental Health Service, our mental health providers can help you with any signs of ADHD in your family or you personally.