I have a friend who has adult ADHD. I always wondered why he has trouble keeping jobs and always has arguments with his wife. He is a great guy, father and husband. He does everything he can to help people. The problem he has is adult ADHD. He told me his brother has adult ADHD and his son also has ADHD. I don’t know if ADHD is hereditary, but it runs in my friend’s family. There is no single cause for ADHD. Children who have parents with adult ADHD are more prone to get ADHD. There is not enough medical research to tell us what the one main cause of ADHD is yet.
So what does a man do with adult ADHD? My friend lives a pretty normal life. He does his best at everything, but sometimes he gets confused. I got him a job as an in the stands beer vendor. On his first night, he lost a beer token which he was responsible for. The beer token was worth one hundred and sixty two dollars. Luckily for him, somebody found the beer token. By the end of the night, my friend’s ADHD took over. He began to give people more change back than they were owed. At the end of the night, he would up with nothing.
This is just one story about a man with adult ADHD. There are differences in opinions about ADHD. This is true in Adult ADHD and children with ADHD. Some doctors prescribe medicine too quickly and misdiagnose children. They say the children have ADHD and they really don’t have the disease. They prescribe medicine to the children that give them a head start on a drug filled life.
Adult ADHD is different. My friend does not take medicine. He knows he has adult ADHD. His mind is always jumping all over the place. He is always forgetting things. My friend is disorganized and he has difficulty finishing things. My friend is fifty and he does not use adult ADHD as an excuse for anything that happens in his life. I have seen him and his son experience the effects of ADHD.
When I first met my friend, I didn’t believe he had adult ADHD. I thought it was an excuse. After six years of friendship, I believe the man really deals with the effects of ADHD. I am not a doctor. I cannot diagnose somebody with ADHD. Many doctors who diagnose people with ADHD are wrong anyway. It makes their jobs easier if they prescribe medicine.
Someday, I hope we know more about adult ADHD. I hope my friend can continue to learn how to live with adult ADHD. The disease (which is not called a disease by many) has really been a hindrance in his life. Adult ADHD is considered a disorder instead of a disease. He is dealing with adult ADHD with some kind of holistic health remedies. It seems to be helping him some with the difficulties of adult ADHD. I wish doctors would diagnose all children and adults correctly so they can really get some help for ADHD. Narcotics will not help a child deal with ADHD through their entire lives. The meds doctors prescribe cause many more problems for children as they grow older. If you are an adult who believes he/she has adult ADHD, go to a doctor who specializes in the disorder. If they prescribe meds to you too quickly, go to another doctor and get a second opinion.