Young Adult ADHD
Adulthood is a whirlwind of changes and challenges. When high school ends, your life is just beginning. Whether you embark upon a curriculum of higher education or enter the working world, your undivided attention is often vital to your success.
But what if you just can’t seem to focus?
Symptoms of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) include impulsiveness, mood swings, disorganization, and the inability to mitigate stress. Life has a tendency to pile up, and when one cannot navigate the pace and demands of your job, it becomes frustrating. Individuals with ADHD often mismanage their time because they may get bogged down with distractions and minutia. When a deadline approaches, panic can arise. The condition worsens, prompting some people with ADHD to quit altogether.
It is a vicious cycle. The inability to finish a task results in a backlog of ramifications, adding exorbitant stress on a person who may not be able to juggle the duties that are already weighing them down.
The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 12% of teenagers in the United States may be struggling with ADHD. While some parents, educators, and other adults in these kids lives may dismiss the behavior as a “phase” from which they will mature, the facts argue otherwise. A staggering 65 to 80 percent of these teenagers will carry the symptoms beyond their adolescent years and well into adulthood.
When we crunch the numbers, we realize that there could be up to 23 million Americans over the age of 18 who are affected by ADHD. That’s greater than the entire population of Florida.
In other words, if you suspect that you are dealing with the telltale signs of ADHD, you are not alone. The questionnaire below is designed to take a snapshot of your psychological profile. The first step in conquering an issue is to identify it, and we hope this is a useful tool in your journey toward self-improvement.
DISCLAIMER: This test is not intended as a formal diagnostic tool, but rather an indication that you may need help. If the following quiz prompts any vulnerabilities or concerns within you, please contact a trained professional.
In other words, the ADHD brain is distracting itself from within.
There may be a dangerous urge for persons with ADHD to self-medicate. They may experiment with Adderall, then move on to cocaine, and finally, chase the high by ingesting more and more illicit drugs. This pattern of addiction may stem from the occurrence of ADHD and spiral quickly downward.
Launch Centers treats both psychological conditions and substance abuse disorders. When your brain fails to function the way you want it to, it is natural to feel powerless, but it is more productive to seek assistance.
As we stated earlier, there may be over 20 million people in this country who are in the same boat as you. Before you go down with the ship, we want to throw you a lifeline! Set sail to Launch Centers and find help on the horizon.