Welcome To Adult ADD Mastery
What are the symptoms of Adult ADD? They feature differently than childhood ADD but some of you may not know the symptoms at all.
Adult ADD people are very creative, very much out of the box thinkers, warm hearted, generous, intuitive and sensitive. But that intuition, that sensitive side of Adult ADDs, can also mean that they are very sensitive to criticism and to being put down and that can be problematic for them.
In these six bonus modules I explain why Adult ADDs get very frustrated – frustration and impatience are two of the key symptoms of ADD. It is not necessarily even an anger, even though it borders on anger. Adult ADDs will often say, “I feel so frustrated about why I can be successful in one area of my life but not in another area. Why is it that I can get on and do things at work and be successful there and achieve things and get things done, but I can’t get things done at home?” Or it might be the other way around.
I discuss the three core symptoms that give you the official label of ADD: distractibility, impulsiveness and restlessness. You will discover what it feels like on the inside to be an ADD and how it is being an ADD in a work environment. Our goal, as partners, colleagues and employers who are working with Adult ADD people, should be to educate ourselves about ADD by reading and researching. We can identify Adult ADDs and give them the opportunity to learn as well, about how they operate and the best environment in which they operate. If we alter our expectations and encourage others to develop their strengths, we will be assisting them to achieve their potential.
Another difference is that in an ADD brain the link between the cortex and limbic system is often faulty such that a stimulus comes into the brain but may not pass through the reasoning part of the brain (Cortex) before it drops down to action or to speech. So an action or speech can happen before the Cortex has done its “thinking through”. This is what we call an impulse – stimulus in, impulse out– without thinking through consequences or the impact of what you might say or do on someone else.
When the Adult ADD person has got a ‘cortex loop’ going, they can do planning, organizing, and prioritizing no problem at all. It is very important to know, if you’ve got ADD people in your family or in your workplace, that them not starting things or not getting around to doing things is not willful. It is not lazy and it is not rebellious. It’s simply that the ADD brain cannot biologically apply mental effort to something when the brain isn’t working properly.
Imagine how exhausting it would be to constantly have stimuli coming in and not being able to filter it out. The Adult ADD person tends to get very overwhelmed and this feeling can cause them to either become immobilized, extremely anxious, impatient and frazzled, even disengaged and depressed.
Finally, I explore the six types of ADD and help you discover if Adult ADD is genetic, before looking at how structure reduces ADD anxiety, coping with an Adult ADD spouse and celebrating the Adult ADD difference.
Adult ADD Mastery Coach
Adult ADD Mastery Modules – Click on the links below