ADD is not just a problem for children.
Although a young adult was not diagnosed a child, that does not mean your struggling son or daughter might not have Adult ADD. According to Psych Central, between 30% and 70% of children who are afflicted with ADD/ADHD continue to be affected by it as they grow into adults. In fact, many of the trials and tribulations that young adults previously struggled with as children are the very same issues at present. Unfortunately, they were not attributed to any specific condition. For example, some of the symptoms of a young adult with ADD/ADHD include: impulsive tendencies, being easily distracted, and being overly restless. As a young adult attempting to find self-identity and independence, these issues may not only transfer into an inability to concentrate in an academic setting, but also into an inability to control their temper, handle day-to-day tasks, and maintain healthy relationships. It is imperative that your young adult gets the help they need, through therapy and treatment, to best assure they can handle the activities of daily living and academic situations.
- Impulsive tendencies
- Easily distracted
- Overly restless
As a young adult who is attempting to find self-identity and independence, these issues may not only transfer into an inability to concentrate in an academic setting, but also into an inability to control their temper, handle day-to-day tasks, and maintain healthy relationships. It is imperative that your young adult gets the help they need, through therapy and treatment, to best assure they can handle the activities of daily living and academic situations.
ADD/ADHD and other learning disabilities, affect roughly 5 percent of children and about 2.5 percent of adults, all of whom will likely carry the following symptoms into adulthood:
- Lack of focus
- Emotional problems
- Poor self-image
- Lack of motivation
- Health problems
- Relationship issues
- Other forms of self-destructive behavior
Furthermore, many adults have ADD but were never diagnosed as children.
What can be done?
Young adults with ADD can find solutions to help them to overcome these difficulties. Getting organized, having a scheduling, and seeking out behavioral therapy and proper treatment will put your struggling young adult on the road to working through their ADD to be able to succeed in life.
Regular therapy has been proven to be effective, but it is not always enjoyable for young adults. It can also make them feel awkward and hyper-aware of their situation. Programs such as At The Crossroad’s transitional living programs, however, are specifically designed to help young adults struggling with the effects of ADD/ADHD. Parents of such young adults should look to the professionals of At The Crossroads for the immediate help their children need. Each young adult is paired with a treatment plan that works best for them as individuals. They live in a structured, therapeutic environment in secured homes, attend college, maintain steady employment, and otherwise learn to take care of their needs as a stable, successful adult should.
This therapy is indispensable to any young adult struggling with the symptoms associated with ADD/ADHD, and is guaranteed to change their life for the better. Help your young adult to have a promising life path, and sign them up with At The Crossroads today.
At The Crossroads is an Independent Living Program designed to help young adults ages 18-25 to become successful, self-sustaining individuals. To find out more, call us at (866) 439-0354.