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Managing ADHD

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What is ADHD?

Illustrated by extreme levels of hyperactive, impulsive and inattentive behaviour. Not everyone diagnosed with ADHD will function abnormally, some are predominantly hyperactive and impulsive, while others are mainly inattentive.

What causes ADHD?

There are known factors that cause ADHD. Research from genetic, neuro-imaging to neuro-psychology has found support for a biological basis to inattention and impulsiveness. Also, environmental events can have an impact on the developmental patterns of inattentive and impulsive behaviour.

How to manage ADHD?

ADHD symptoms can be difficult for the people who love them, carers or parents. Individuals who have a connection with those who have ADHD will often be faced with an increased level of stress, low self-esteem, depression, marital discord and parenting efficacy. 

A practical way you can manage your own ADHD or help someone else manage there’s is to support them in being able to self-regulate.

Self-regulating

Self-regulating is the ability to understand and manage behaviour as well as reactions to feelings and things happening around you/them.

When self-regulating you are able to:

  • Manage reactions to strong emotions like frustrations, excitement, anger and embarrassment
  • Calm down after something upsetting or exciting
  • Focus on a task
  • Refocus on new task
  • Manage your impulses
  • Behave in ways to help you get along with others

By regulating the individual’s sensory needs, emotions and impulse it will help them to:

  • Learn better in school/work
  • Behave in socially acceptable ways
  • Make friends and have better relationships

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