Attention deficit disorder is not just a problem in children. ADHD is a problem with poor attention but also is additionally a problem with moderating emotions and effective self-regulation. Dealing with the demands of everyday life requires self-regulation to develop successful life skills. People with ADHD have problems with self-regulation, which makes difficult managing emotions difficult, so they might respond to small events with excessive behavior and emotion while not noticing more important events.
Adults with ADHD have difficulty following directions, remembering information, concentrating, organizing tasks or completing work within time limits. If these difficulties are not dealt with appropriately, they can cause associated behavioural, emotional, social, vocational and academic problems.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) develops from both genetic inheritance and life experiences and ADHD can continue from childhood into adulthood. Some authors have argued that ADHD develops as an adaptive pattern. Biologically, ADHD is a neurochemical and neuroanatomical disorder.
First Published: Apr 13, 2012 at 3:17 PM