ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is also referred to as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In many cases, it is assumed that ADD is only a condition that affects children between infancy and their adolescent years. But the truth is that if the ADD symptoms can continue to adulthood and when left untreated, they can hinder one’s completion of their daily activities and tasks as well as negatively impact their relationships.
Despite the fact that ADD can affect both adults and children, the symptoms can vary significantly. Adults experience three types of attention deficit disorders. They are the primarily inattentive, hyperactive and combined. The three types have subtle differences, and it is essential that you identify the type of disorder you have in order to handle the unique symptoms you will be dealing with. Each type has unique challenges but you can use practical techniques to help improve your focus and ability to complete tasks.
The ADD Types
Primarily Inattentive ADD
If you have primarily inattentive ADD it might become difficult for you to concentrate on tasks. The minute you get to work, you immediately feel like you need a break. You keep procrastinating on tasks that seem tiresome, putting them off simply because you have no idea of where you will begin. Another symptom is that a person becomes easily distracted. You become forgetful and disorganized. It is probably difficult for you to start a task and complete it. The unique challenge in this type learning how to organize your work and activities in such a way that you find it easy to focus for extended periods. Once you have learned how to do that; you will find that you can be extremely productive.
Hyperactive: If you have ADHD, you probably have a hard time trying to sit still. You may choose risky activities, work two jobs, or enjoy high paced environments. You will get bored easily, and continuous stimulation may become your thing. You also become prone to impatience and dramatic outbursts. The challenge you may face here is learning how to focus your energy and activity to see through the crucial tasks. You may also require assistance in controlling your impulsive nature which often lands in you trouble.
If you experience combined symptoms, you may have a blend of both hyperactive and inattentive ADD. You will have problems with being inattentive and being unable to sit still. Tasks can be extremely difficult. If you suffer combined condition; you will need to learn how to manage both inattentive and hyperactive symptoms. One can benefit from learning efficient ways of prioritizing their workflow and from learning how to channel their boundless energy. Once you can curb your capricious nature, you will find out that you are capable of being extremely productive.