If you have adult ADD or ADHD, you’ve probably heard it all, and because it was only around 30 years ago that professional started to recognize that attention deficit doesn’t always go away, you may never have been properly diagnosed. Oh, well…you still have adult ADD.
So, let’s discuss some of the reasons why or why not your attention deficit came to be:
1. Hyper people are the only ones with ADD
Not true. Even if you’re as calm as an azure sky, you may still have attention deficit in one form or another. Three of the subtypes are inattentive, where the slightest thing may draw your attention away from what you’re trying to concentrate on; hyperactive, where you just can’t seem to stay still; and a combination of both. Just because a person is fidgety and hyper doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re ADD or ADHD.
2. Poor parenting skills are the reason for attention deficit
Not true. Whether your parents were completely permissive and you were allowed to do anything you felt like doing or whether they were staunch disciplinarians, their parenting skills have nothing at all to do with your attention deficit. Differences in brain chemistry and physical makeup do. It’s not their fault.
3. Adult ADD is a Myth
If you have adult ADD, you know better. If you had ADD or ADHD as a child, you know that you still have the disorder, though some adults are able to control the symptoms better than others.
4. Sugar causes attention deficit
Wrong again. There is no scientific correlation between a person’s sugar intake and ADD or ADHD.
5. ADD has nothing to do with other conditions
In part, that’s true. Certain issues, like mood and conduct disorders or learning disabilities often accompany attention deficit, but not all people with anxiety disorder, for instance, have ADD.
The fact is, if you have adult ADD, you may have learned to control it. If not, adult ADD could be making you miserable. If you suspect you have adult ADD, come to Instant ADD Success.com and take the ADD test. Then, find a counselor or other professional that can help you to deal with your symptoms. Nobody with attention deficit should have to suffer.