10 Signs You May Have Adult ADD
There is no question that ADD/ADHD is just as common in older adults and seniors as it is in children and teens. No matter what your age, targeted ADD treatment will enhance your quality of life—something that we believe everyone deserves.
When adult ADD is left untreated, it often leads to chronic stress, social isolation, anxiety, and depression. A life full of chronic stress will decrease brain function over time, and according to the Alzheimer’s Society, around 60% of people with mild cognitive impairment will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
10 Signs of Adult ADD:
1. Poor sustained attention span for reading, paperwork, etc.
2. High susceptibility to boredom by tedious material
3. Frequent lateness for appointments/work
4. A tendency to misplace things frequently
5. Poor organization and planning
6. Procrastination until deadlines are imminent
7. Restlessness, trouble staying in a confined space (not a phobia)
8. Impulsive decision-making, frequent job changes
9. Failure to listen carefully to directions
10. Poor performance at work, despite abilities
Larry’s Struggle with ADD
We’d like to share Larry’s story about ADD with you. Larry, 62, was experiencing a great deal of marital conflict and was on the brink of divorce. His wife complained that he never talked to her, was unreliable, never finished projects that he started, and that he was very negative. He tended to be moody, tired, and disinterested in sex.
As a child, Larry had mediocre to poor grades in school, and as an adult he went from job to job, complaining of boredom.
Larry was referred to us by his marital therapist, and rightly so: Larry’s brain SPECT scan showed decreased prefrontal cortex activity and increased activity in the deep limbic system of his brain. Larry had Limbic ADD, with problems that looked like a combination of ADD and mild, chronic depression.
Seeing his scan immediately took away the stigma and convinced him of the need for treatment. He took our recommendations and started on an intense aerobic exercise program, changed his diet, and began taking three brain-directed dietary supplements to support his overall brain health, his mood and his natural ability to focus. Larry noticed improvements within a month’s time and the couple progressed quickly in marital therapy. Last time we spoke with him, he told me that him and his wife were happier than when they first were married!
Feel Better Today
ADD is a neurobiological disorder with serious psychological and social consequences. Amen Clinics is here to help you understand your brain and provide treatment options that address more than just symptoms.
Healing ADD starts with knowing if you have it and then finding out which type you have. We’ve helped tens of thousands of people with ADD from all over the world. If you suspect that you or a loved one might have ADD, don’t wait to get help. Call us today at 888-288-9834 or visit us online to schedule a visit.