Problems Affecting Daily Life Can Be A Sign of Attention Deficit

Problems that affect daily life can be a sign of attention deficit.
Problems that affect daily life can be a sign of attention deficit.

Contrary to popular belief, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, which is thought to be seen only in childhood, can also be seen in adults. Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, which usually starts at the age of 3-4 years, continues into adulthood if it is not intervened in a timely manner. Stating that the prevalence of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder is equal in men and women, experts point out that the most obvious signs are difficulty in focusing, difficulty in maintaining responsibility, difficulty in finding or losing things. Difficulty in making decisions, problems in time management, academic and work success problems, and relationship problems with spouse or partner may also occur.

Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Specialist Clinical Psychologist Aziz Görkem Çetin shared important information about the symptoms, effects and treatment methods of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, which can also be seen in adults.

It is usually noticed during the school period.

Specialist Clinical Psychologist Aziz Görkem Çetin emphasized that attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder usually starts at the age of 3-4 years, and emphasized that the disorder continues into adulthood if the intervention is not done in a timely manner.

Stating that attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder became clearer when teachers noticed it during the school period, Çetin said, “Families or teachers usually notice it at school age. In studies conducted with adults, it was observed that the frequency of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder was equal in men and women and had an equal risk. said.

Watch out for these symptoms!

Specialist Clinical Psychologist Aziz Görkem Çetin listed the symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in adults as follows:

  • Difficulty paying attention to details and making mistakes,
  • Having trouble focusing on things
  • Difficulty maintaining a responsibility
  • Difficulty in listening when a topic is discussed,
  • Difficulties in making plans in business or private life,
  • Avoiding tasks that require focus and intense thought,
  • Distraction while trying to focus on the subject
  • Having trouble and forgetting while doing routine tasks,
  • Difficulty finding or losing items.

More attention problems are seen…

Expressing that adults with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder generally have symptoms of attention problems rather than hyperactivity, Çetin said that adults may be exposed to negative reactions from the social environment due to their inability to fulfill their social and professional responsibilities, and shared examples of the problems observed:

  • Difficulty in finishing the work that he started, delays and problems in organizing,
  • Forgetfulness,
  • Difficulty in decision making
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Problem with time management
  • Academic and business success problems,
  • Relationship problems with spouse or partner,
  • Problems with social relationships.

Individual therapy model strengthens treatment

Stating that drug treatments for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder form the basis of the holistic treatment approach, Specialist Clinical Psychologist Aziz Görkem Çetin said, “It would be appropriate to plan drugs by considering medical and mental comorbidities in adults. Along with drug treatment, the therapy model is preferred according to the suitability of the person, and the treatment is strengthened. While determining the goals in psychotherapy, it is very important to examine the problems that patients face in daily life individually, to determine the effects of adult attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder individually, and to develop new coping strategies. said.

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