Four Ways People With ADHD Think And Function Differently

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that affects children and adults alike in many different ways. It has gained attention in recent years, but is much more serious than many people realize. ADHD is more than a person’s inability to focus. It can affect their short-term memory, ability to listen and perform basic tasks, and in adulthood can cause other mental difficulties such as depression, anxiety addiction and relationship issues.

ADHD is characterized by three main symptom groupings: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms can look like:

  • Inability to sit still for short periods of time
  • Lack of organizational skill
  • Inability to complete basic tasks without distraction
  • Excessive talking and frequent interruption of others
  • Forgetfulness
  • Chronic procrastination
  • Difficulty controlling emotions
  • Mood disorders 
  • Addiction and drug abuse (often caused by impulsivity, coupled with social exclusion)

Many people with diagnosed ADHD have trouble explaining their symptoms to others. They can be labeled as lazy, rude, or reckless when none of these traits are caused by faults of their own. Those with ADHD have developmental differences that can be mapped on brain scans. Recent studies have shown that people with diagnosed ADHD have reduced brain size in several subcortical areas. This reduced brain size is noticed in both children and adults, and causes several symptoms associated with the disorder. 

The most pronounced differences in the brain size and neural plasticity of those with ADHD occur in the prefrontal areas of the brain, which is where organizational and task management skill is developed. People with ADHD also have decreased blood flow in these areas, which can translate to decreased cognitive performance. If neither of these areas are affected, those with ADHD may have dysregulation of dopamine and noradrenaline. Studies show that there are often imbalances of these chemicals in the brains of those with ADHD.

If you have ADHD, you may have known for a while that you’re not like everyone else. And, if you have a child with ADHD, you likely feel frustration knowing your child needs help that is better than medication, but not knowing where to get it. At Reboot, we want to provide you with a breakthrough in your or your child’s ADHD treatment so you can lead a healthier, happier life. 

Reboot offers noninvasive brain mapping services coupled with targeted neurotherapy to better diagnose and treat your ADHD symptoms. By understanding how your brain works, we can pinpoint areas of dysfunction that lead to maladaptive behavior and help your brain rewire itself This means that with our treatments, your symptoms and struggles can be effectively treated without years of therapy or lifelong medication. 
Talk to us today to learn more about Reboot therapies and services.