This was very interesting.
Any body here living with this?
.Chantal Rutter (Carte Blanche Medical presenter): 'Looking for lost keys and feeling disorganised happens to most of us from time to time. But when this becomes habitual chronic disorganisation it may be raising the red flag for something far worse.'
And that may be adult ADHD - that's an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a chronic neurological condition affecting around 5% of the population including many famous people such as Winston Churchill, Bill Cosby and Richard Branson.
Many untreated ADHD adults are underachievers. They have big ideas but get bored easily. They are easily distracted and their chaotic lifestyle impairs functioning. For example, tax returns are never filed in time, important numbers are lost and time management is poor
Typically adults with untreated ADHD, because of constant criticism from the past, will have difficulty with authority figures and in relationships.
Tim: 'I struggled a lot with my boss, relationships at work, uhm, constantly shouting at one another.'
Even a simple question from Tim's wife could lead to a fight.
Tim: 'I would find it as criticism, and constantly at me. Everybody is trying to get at me. And just leave me alone. Then I would immediately go on the defensive.'.Life coach: 'A lot to do with ADHD is low self esteem. So as they are making progress and moving forward, so to they want to do more, they want to be better and they embrace the structure.'
But getting better for some may mean high schedule drugs.
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