Authored by William G. DeFoore, Ph.D.
Attention deficit disorder in adults could actually be a diagnosis that doesn't fit you. Think about the term "attention deficit." It means not paying enough attention...but to what?
Usually it means not paying enough attention to what other people think you should be paying attention to.
Do you have any trouble paying attention to the things you love? Do you have an attention deficit when you're involved in your passionor something that is exciting to you?
Probably not. If you do, then you might just have a real problem.
I don't think your problem is that bad. It's possible that you have no ADD symptoms when you're focusing on something you love.
All of the symptoms listed for ADD in adults can be a result of several other factors, that are not a function of there being "something wrong with you."
Here are some of the things can cause ADD symptoms:
As you can see, these are the kinds of things that can happen to anybody. The problems with the label of attention deficit disorder in adults is that it suggests that there is something wrong with your brain, when in fact your brain is doing exactly what it is supposed to be doing in adapting to circumstances.
Here's a thought...attention deficit disorder in adults might just be coming from a restless inner child!
Your inner child represents the emotional aspect of you, and it contains all of the residual emotional memory from your past. When you learn to understand, visualize and care for your inner child, you will become more focused, calm and loving--all of which will help you with your do-it-yourself ADD treatment.
Here are the benefits of learning about and caring for your inner child, including all of the ways it helps with treating attention deficit disorder in adults:
Learn more about adult ADD in this Wikipedia article.
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