Causes of Adult ADHD
Medical professionals are uncertain what exactly causes ADHD, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors, including how the brain is hardwired. Researchers are looking at the possibility of premature birth being a potential factor in the development of ADHD, particularly amongst babies with a low birth weight, or were exposed to alcohol and substance misuse during pregnancy.
Types of ADHD
There are three different sub-types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, each has its own set of symptoms and characteristic behaviours:
Predominantly inattentive type
ADHD symptoms for inattentive types are generally the least obvious. People withinattentive type ADHD have trouble focusing, completing, and organising tasks, following instructions, and may be seen to make careless mistakes or regularly forget things.
People with hyperactive-impulsive ADHD display symptoms that most people typically associate with ADHD. People with this type will often fidget and talk a lot, they may struggle to sit still, and instead remain moving or pacing, seeming restless and hyperactive. Impulsivity is also a significant aspect of this type, individuals may interrupt others, grab things from them, fidget, talk at inappropriate times and struggle to control their impulses.
This is the most common type of ADHD. Individuals diagnosed with this type display a combination of both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive behaviours.
Symptoms of Adult ADHD
Adults with ADHD may demonstrate the following symptoms:
- Easily distracted
- Problems with time management
- Retaining information
- Problems with time management
- Easily bored
- Mood swings and impulsiveness
- Problems with completing tasks
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Stepped Care – The Way Forward for Home Adult ADHD Treatment
You shouldn’t have to worry about ADHD symptoms getting in the way of your life.
Our Stepped Care model ensures that you only get the level of care you need – we do not believe in a one-size fits all approach.
Your care with us could range from medication and a monthly check-in to see how you are doing or daily support from one of our therapists – it is entirely up to what you need. We can taper our support up and down according to your needs at the time.
How Does Adult ADHD Treatment at Home Work?
Often, ADHD is treatable with stimulant medications. These usually have minimal side-effects, but our team will check in with you regularly to see how you are responding. You can continue with medication for as long as you feel that it is helping you.
Often, therapeutic interventions for Adult ADHD are just as effective as medication. Understanding the condition and how it works can help you manage the symptoms. Our expert team can help you with changing your repetitive thought patterns. You’ll have access to:
- Occupational Health
- Therapeutic Support workers
- Recovery Coaches – mental health coaches who can provide psychosocial support as well as life coaching.
You will have access to ADHD-specific talking-based therapies such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) which can help you change your negative thought patterns, develop healthy, realistic goals, and help your task management.
Because many people only associate ADHD with children, its symptoms can easily be misunderstood as a person being intense, difficult, or simply not caring.
ADHD symptoms can also cause arguments and rifts within families if people don’t understand the condition. Orchestrate Health offers the option of family-therapy to help strengthen your support network and pave the way for your long-term recovery.
Reach Out for Help Now
If you or a loved one are being held back by Adult ADHD, Orchestrate Health’s team are here to help.
We deliver rapid assessments carried out at home by one of our psychiatric professionals, followed by a uniquely tailored care plan that best suits your needs.
Contact us today for a free Adult ADHD assessment and start living the first days of your new life.
Orchestrate Health is a private pay service and works outside of the NHS. We are committed to ensuring patients receive the highest standards of care available.
To get in touch regarding our adult ADHD treatment at home, please call us on 0800 193 3277 or email us here