ADHD In Adults

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No research is done on adults with ADHD... it's almost like you hit 18 and it suddenly goes away.

This is simply nonsense, ADHD affects adults in different ways, having ADHD as an adult can sometimes be harder at times.

I would strongly recommend mindfullness meditation for any adults seeking major improvements in concentration, emotional balance and reduction of stress.

This is not psuedo-science rubbish, there are many documented studies on Mindfulness.

Does anyone else practise mindfulness for other conditions?

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    Where can I find out about mindfulness please?

    (Adult ADHD sufferer)

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    I doubt very much that there is no research on adult AD/HD.  But for myself there's no need for research, as  I was diagnosed as an adult and the therapy works just perfectly.  Why change a successful therapy just for the hell of it?  
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    There is not as much research on adult ADHD as there is with pediatric ADHD yet the stimulants have proven efficacy in adult ADHD. Mindfulness has not been thoroughly tested to the point there is established efficacy, if not NICE and other guidelines would recommend it.

    Despite this ADHD should be ideally treated with different interventions(psychological, social and biological) and thus mindfulness may be worth trying.

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    Been on meds for 5yrs now. Every day matters. Graduated college on honor roll and in a apprenticeship  training program at work. And will be a journeymen machinist in a yr n half.... the people around u and the events that happen to u will greatly effect your adhd behavior. .. u just need to be aware if how much they affect u...
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    It is true that Adult ADHD affects near five percent of the population, although the actual diagnosis rate is far lower. Many adults live unaware of what sits behind their chronic struggles with attention, time management, emotional self-regulation, and a host of related abilities that impact family, work, and well-being.

    I have read that mindfulness meditation may be particularly well-suited to address ADHD in adults because it focuses on promoting the regulation of attention. Prior studies also suggest that mindfulness training can enhance aspects of execu¬tive functioning and may contribute to better emotion regulation, areas where many adults with ADHD struggle.

    Mindfulness training can enhance aspects of executive funtioning and may contribute to better emotion regulation, areas where many adults with ADHD struggle. If there is something which can help you control your brain and uplift your self esteem, I feel it is worth trying.

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    I am 32 years old and was Diagnosed with ADD a couple of years ago. But and I quote you "No research is done on adults with ADHD... it's almost like you hit 18 and it suddenly goes away" is what I got told by my psychiatrist. I phoned a specialist hospital that deal with Adult ADD/ADHD and they said that he is wrong, they just don't wanna deal with it!

    Amazingly, it seems to have been forgotten during my treatment/care plans etc, everytime i bring it up, it gets shut down.

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