Are you currently being confirmed to have ADHD (attention deficiency hyperactivity disorder)?
Are you concerned about the signs associated with adult ADHD?
Are you curious about the strengths that an ADHDer can bring to the scene?
You’re in luck.
The week we’re on The I’m Busy Being Awesome Podcast, we’re going deep into this world that is ADHD.
We discuss the different labels of ADD as compared to. ADHD.
We look at the most prominent signs of an ADHD brain.
And we discuss the many strengths an ADHDer can bring to the table.
In addition, I’ve created an entire ebook called Top Ten Tips to Manage Your ADHD Brain that takes this knowledge to the next level.
If you’re eager to find out more about ADHD for adults, let’s start.
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Do you prefer reading? It’s okay! Scroll down for the complete transcript of the Podcast.
The Symptoms of Adult ADHD
The strengths are the strength of ADHD brain
Ideas and resources on the following steps to take to continue your ADHD journey
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Symptoms And Strengths (Transcript)
Hey, everybody! This is episode number 84 from the Podcast. Thank you for joining us this morning. I’m here to tell you that I’m especially thrilled about this show, as we will explore a critical topic for me. That is the subject of ADHD specifically.
ADHD Productivity Tools
Sure, I’ve spoken on ADHD in the show in the past, mainly when a method or tool is critical to the ADHD brain. However, we’ve never done an exhaustive study of the topic. Over the last six or five months, I’ve received many questions from listeners.
A lot of you have been familiar with the things I’ve mentioned in passing about the specific challenges that a lot of us who are ADHDers have to confront. You may have had concerns about what it means to be diagnosed with ADHD. Many of you have family members or friends who have ADHD. Some of you may have ADHD and would like to discuss it. I am so happy for you. I am amazed that there is so much excitement and interest in it.
Since I’ve received lots of inquiries, I thought I could use this week to discuss a bit more deeply regarding how ADHD is. The way it manifests in our lives. A few of the fantastic strengths we have through those with ADHD minds, as well as how we could handle ADHD ourselves or help those with ADHD be successful in this busy world.
You Probably Know someone who has ADHD.
If you’re listening and you’re wondering, “What? This isn’t relevant to me in any way. It’s not a problem. You can go through this episode and then join us next week for a new episode in which we’ll focus on our resolutions for this year and discuss ways to keep the goals at the forefront of our thoughts as we head to March. Keep an eye out for next week’s episode.
However, I would like to add that there’s plenty to gain from expanding our understanding and awareness of ADHD. Research suggests that five percent of the globe’s population has ADHD. Some experts suggest the prevalence could be more significant due to underdiagnosis, especially among women.
Of course, I’m not a medical professional. I’m not offering or giving medical recommendations. I’m just sharing the things I’ve learned from my personal ADHD journey, as well as my research. However, I can assure you that 5 percent of the general population is quite large. If you’re in a group of 20 people – chances are that, at the very least, one person has ADHD. You likely have a friend with ADHD.
As a result of my own experiences, taking the time to study the experience of another person or experience will help me not only be able to understand them better but broaden my view in general, and it is a beneficial aspect.
What is ADHD?
Now, let’s dive into the show.
What exactly is ADHD? ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder, a term used to describe the condition of attention deficit hyperactivity. According to DSM V, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, ADHD is an illness of the brain. If you examine research on brain imaging, you’ll find that there are neurological differences between the brains of those who have ADHD as compared to. People who don’t have ADHD. I will not go into the details of the differences in this article. But it’s essential to highlight. There is a lack of a specific neurotransmitter found in the brain known as norepinephrine.
This isn’t an instance in which someone has to be more determined. ADHDers are more than just required to focus or exert more effort. ADHD brains are wired differently. This also implies that ADHD isn’t caused by negligent parents or too much television or playing video games. It is not associated with IQ and how intelligent you are. An ADHD brain works differently and is characterised by excessive inattention, hyperactivity, or a mix of both.
What is the difference between ADD as well as ADHD?
It brings me to a query I often get asked: “What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?” In truth, there isn’t much. In 1987, ADHD became the official term for anyone suffering from a condition previously referred to as ADD or ADHD.
Three distinct categories fall within the ADHD diagnosis. There are three categories: ADHD, primarily inattentive type ADHD, typically hyperactive, and type impulsive. Additionally, there is an ADHD mixed type.
ADHD Inattentive Type
ADHD inattentive type is, as it sounds – is identified by inattention. This is the name that was used by people who were formally diagnosed with ADD rather than ADHD. This is the category in which I am. Some of the most commonly encountered challenges are difficulties staying focused, finishing tasks, being easily distracted or struggling to remember details, and becoming disorganised and distracted by their thoughts.
On the other side of the coin, we have ADHD Hyperactive-Impulsive type. The person who is often unable to sit still in their chairs speaks non-linearly or interrupts other people. Sometimes, they play with their hands or squirm. At school, they usually caught the teacher’s attention more quickly than the ADHD-Inattentive types.