Are you one of the millions who zone out at school, work or even in social environments without realizing it, in the middle of a project, you stop, get up and start something else or your attention starts to wander around the room. You hear what the teacher, boss or associate is saying but the mind chatter is so strong your attention factor is limited. This wandering attention makes it hard to stay on track as grades and productivity suffers. For the person struggling to complete tasks, even ones that seem simple can cause’s conflict at the office, school and home. Life often seems chaotic and out of control for them as details are frequently overlooked causing a brilliant person to fall behind with sub-standard work or grades.
- The number of younger adult’s aged 20-44 using ADHD medications more than doubled from 2000 to 2004 by nearly 44 percent (Medco).
- The financial burden on the families and insurance companies for ADHD drugs for only the adult group grew by more than 325% for that same period ADHD is no longer just about children.
These figures show that inattention, zoning out is not just for kids but is being carried by the children into adulthood. The Medco study, said that ‘although it's surprising to see this shift, it is in line with research that shows that half the children on medication for ADHD will still need drug therapy as adults.’ That brings up the question; are we treating symptoms?
What is a Symptom? A symptom is;
- A circumstance, a behavior or symptom accompanying something and serving as evidence of it.
- A sign or indication of something.
How is ADHD diagnosed?
ADHD Testing is most often done by looking for symptoms. Most doctors we have talked to and those we work with who specialize in ADHD use a variety of testing protocols to diagnose ADHD. Types of testing vary in content and outcome. While each test has valuable information and valuable outcomes, most agree that no single test could or should be used in isolation to diagnose ADHD. There are good guideline protocols from AAPB and ISNR for rating clinical efficacy which, is well documented in research articles published by the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control regarding these tests.
BrainTek doctors also look at 150 markers that have the propensity to cause challenges with attention, focus and hyperactivity. BrainTek looks for the root of the challenges, not the symptom.
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