ADHD is a behavioral and cognitive disorder that affects people of all ages. It’s characterized by the symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. People with this condition have trouble functioning at home, school and work. They’re more likely to have problems with their relationships, make careless mistakes at work and get into fights with their peers. If left untreated, these issues can lead to academic failure, poor work performance and substance abuse. People with ADHD can be very successful in life, but only if they receive early treatment.

Scientists don’t know what causes ADHD, but they think that genes and environment both play a role. There’s also a possibility that chemical imbalances in the brain, especially the frontal lobes, contribute to ADHD. Certain drugs and alcohol can also trigger the onset of the disorder in some people. A person with ADHD is also more likely to experiment with substances that can alter brain function, such as cocaine or marijuana.

Symptoms of ADHD include trouble sitting still and difficulty staying focused on tasks for an extended period of time, like when studying for a test. People with this condition have trouble following instructions and taking turns in conversations. They may forget things frequently and have trouble keeping track of their schedules, money and keys. They often lose things that are important to them, such as homework, backpacks, tools or eyeglasses. They’re also more likely to jump into activities without thinking, such as playing sports or taking part in leisure activities that require quiet sitting. They often blurt out answers before someone finishes asking a question and have trouble waiting for their turn.

Children with ADHD have trouble learning, are easily bored and can’t sit still for long periods of time, even when they’re interested in a task. They have trouble staying on task at school or when doing homework, and they’re less likely to finish their chores at home. They might also be more prone to accidents, because they don’t always think before acting.

As a person with ADHD gets older, their hyperactivity decreases, but they’re more likely to have trouble organizing their lives and finding jobs. They have trouble managing their finances and can’t control their emotions, which can cause problems at work and in their relationships. They’re more likely to make careless mistakes at work and to have trouble with their self-esteem because of their behavior.

Treatment for adults with ADHD includes medication, psychotherapy or a combination of both. Doctors can help a person with ADHD learn better organizational and time management skills, which can improve their ability to focus on their tasks. They can also prescribe non-stimulants, which take longer to start working but can help reduce impulsivity and inattention. Some doctors use these medications in combination with stimulants to increase their effectiveness. They can also prescribe behavioral therapy, which teaches a person to recognize their problematic behaviors and develop coping strategies. Behavioral treatments can also help a person with ADHD build their self-esteem and develop healthy, positive relationships.

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