ADHD is predominantly thought of as a condition that affects only children. However, estimates suggest that up to three-fifths of children affected by ADHD continue to suffer as adults. While exact numbers vary between studies, approximately 1 in 20 adults currently deal with ADHD. Adults with ADHD face just as many difficulties in their careers as children affected by the condition do at school.
While it appears childhood ADHD is more common in boys than girls, the balance evens out when it comes to adult ADHD.
The Signs of Adult ADHD
Adult ADHD does have the common hallmarks of general ADHD: inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. However, since adults generally have more impulse control by virtue of having more developed brains than children, the behaviors associated with ADHD in adults can be markedly different.
For example, inattention in Adult ADHD can present itself as:
- Misplacing objects
- Missing important meetings
- Inability to focus
While hyperactivity in Adult ADHD presents itself as:
- Inability to remain silent for long periods of time
- Constant pacing
Meanwhile, impulsivity in Adult ADHD can mean:
- Difficulty controlling emotions
- Cutting lines
- Poor social skills
Many of these behaviors seem like logical progressions of the behaviors exhibited in childhood ADHD, only with a more pronounced aura self-control and maturity.
Now, in looking at the ways ADHD affects adults specifically, there are numerous examples.
ADHD and Adult Life
There are clearly different responsibilities that a child in school and an adult at work have. Even more pronounced are the potential consequences. For a child with ADHD, an emotional outburst at school can mean detention. For an adult with ADHD, it could mean losing their career.
ADHD and Adult Social Life
For children with ADHD, having difficulty forming relationships can mean losing your playground playmate. While this is concerning in its own right, there is always another playmate around the corner. However, for an adult with ADHD, forgetting dates and meet-ups can mean losing valuable friendships and significant others.
ADHD and Adult Budgets
For a child with ADHD, they do not have much money to worry about besides potentially their lunch money. For an adult with ADHD, being forgetful can mean damaged credit scores, unbalanced budgets, and financial ruin.
ADHD and Adult Health
Children, even those with ADHD, tend to have remarkably resilient bodies with amazing metabolisms to boot. Adults aren’t so lucky. Adults with ADHD can struggle to stick to healthy diets. The impulsivity associated with ADHD is of little help.
The Positives of Adult ADHD
While it can seem like Adult ADHD is just a world full of hurt, there are some common behaviors among people with ADHD that are quite helpful. A few of the more pronounced ones are:
Conventional ADHD Treatments
We’ve all heard of the common ADHD prescriptions. However, what is not so well known (not even scientists know) is the potentially harmful long-term side-effects associated with taking these drugs daily. Moreover, adults with ADHD already have a hard time with managing their impulses as it is. Giving these adults highly addictive medications is only asking for a tragedy.
While Adult ADHD can seem like a double-edged sword with no way out, either take harmful medications or suffer from ADHD, there is an alternative treatment. There really is a safe, effective way to treat Adult ADHD that is all-natural!
Treating Adult ADHD with Chiropractic Care
The symptoms of Adult ADHD are well-documented and disabling. When attempting to treat the symptoms of Adult ADHD, it makes sense to try to eliminate the root cause instead of just reaching for a stop-gap solution.
There have been amazing results in treating the symptoms of Adult ADHD with one method that has proven itself effective in allowing adults to avoid dangerous, unstable and toxic medications.
Believe it or not, the treatment of ADHD is an increasingly popular reason people go see a chiropractor. This is because chiropractic has proven itself to be effective in solving the problem at the source. Chiropractors are not interested in a temporary solution, they are interested in healing you. The science is clear - regular chiropractic care can treat the symptoms of Adult ADHD.
Chiropractors will rely on their expertise to adjust your spinal column. When the spine is aligned, your spine is better able to communicate with the brain. This results in your nervous system being in sync and consequently, you being able to better control your actions.
A misalignment of any degree is enough to throw your body out of balance, this leads to a breakdown in communication between the spine and the brain. This breakdown in communication can result in certain parts of the body not functioning at their peak, in the case of Adult ADHD it is the improper alignment of your spinal column preventing you from functioning without nerve interference. The symptoms of Adult ADHD are simply your body letting you know it is under pressure and needs help. Luckily, chiropractors are able to solve the problem through safe, natural adjustments to their spine.
If you think that chiropractic care is a good treatment option for your Adult ADHD, contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today. You can overcome Adult ADHD, so start your treatment today!