How Life Changes After an ADHD Diagnosis

Have you noticed that you frequently forget things? Do you struggle to pay attention, and therefore struggle to keep up at work or in school? Is your mind like a bunch of Internet tabs that are always open, with more being added every minute? Though some people have forgetfulness or short attention spans as personality quirks, it’s possible that yours is a symptom of adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). You may find a dramatic increase in both your quality of life and your relationships.

At Revîv Functional Psychiatry & Functional Wellness in Fullerton, California, Dr. Hina Sidhu can provide both a diagnosis and treatment solution for your adult ADHD.

ADHD in adults looks different than it does in children 

Although ADHD is typically thought of as something that is common in children, adults can live most of their lives before realizing that they have it, too. Adults can struggle with difficulties in concentration and paying attention, along with difficulties controlling impulses, whereas hyperactivity is a main symptom in children.

With treatment, work can become more manageable

Many adults seek medication or therapy for their ADHD, which can help boost productivity in the workplace. Improved concentration means being better able to meet deadlines, focus at company meetings, and get more work done in time for deadlines.

See improvement in relationships

Because adults with ADHD have difficulties concentrating and paying attention, they are prone to blurting out the thoughts that come into their heads, for fear of forgetting them later. These interruptions can be perceived as hurtful to their relationship partners or family members who may not know you have ADHD. Additionally, forgetting anniversaries or other reminders can result in arguments and other conflicts. But medication and therapy can help alter the brain to help you become more attentive and focused, so you can better engage with people and surroundings.

Find freedom in your diagnosis

With medication or therapy, you don’t have to struggle with feelings of failure or inadequacy related to your inability to complete projects. You can find the power to work and study hard, listen well, and communicate better with the people you love. An ADHD diagnosis is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about. Rather, consider it a new beginning.

Learn more about adult ADHD 

If you’re concerned that you may have ADHD and want to explore your treatment options, you can reach Dr. Sidhu by calling 714-699-2194. You can also book an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you.

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