Common Myths surrounding ADHD
Myth: ADHD is just laziness or bad behavior.
Fact: ADHD is a real neurological condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s not simply a case of being lazy or acting out. People with ADHD are often highly creative and intelligent. They just process information differently than others, making it difficult to focus on tasks or stay organized.
Myth: Only kids can have ADHD.
Fact: While it’s true that the vast majority of diagnoses are in children and adolescents, up to 60% of people with ADHD continue to experience symptoms into adulthood. Symptoms may look different in adults than in children – for example, an adult with ADHD may have trouble staying focused at work but be able to hyperfocus when working on a project they’re passionate about. According to Harvard Medical School, approximately 4.4% of adults in the United States had been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2003, but the numbers are rising.
Myth: Only boys can have ADHD.
Fact: Both boys and girls can have ADHD. In fact, recent research suggests that girls may be underdiagnosed because they are more likely to present with inattentive symptoms rather than the hyperactive/impulsive symptoms that are more commonly associated with boys. Scientists believe that genetic factors play a role in the development of ADHD, so it’s not surprising that the disorder affects both sexes equally.
Myth: People with ADHD are constantly bouncing off the walls.
Fact: ADHD can manifest in different ways, and not all people with ADHD are hyperactive. It’s important to remember that everyone experiences ADHD differently, and there is no one-size-fits-all definition of what it looks like.
How can you support someone who has ADHD?
If you know someone with ADHD, there are several ways you can offer support. One of the most important things you can do is to provide encouragement and understanding. It can be frustrating to deal with ADHD symptoms on a daily basis, and Individuals with ADHD often feel like they are not meeting expectations.
Reminding them of their strengths and reminding them that they can overcome obstacles can be incredibly supportive. You can make a real difference by offering understanding, structure, and encouragement. Lastly, it is important to educate yourself about ADHD so that you can be a better advocate for your friend or family member.
Restoring optimal brainwave function in patients with ADHD
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for ADHD, as the disorder can manifest in different ways in different people. However, several common treatments may help to improve symptoms, such as medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes. MindSet by Serene Health now offers a medication-free solution to people experiencing symptoms of ADHD. PrTMS is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment solution for ADHD that uses low-amplitude magnetic pulses to restore balance and harmony to the brainwave patterns that generate and perpetuate ADHD symptoms.
PrTMS uses pulses of magnetic energy to stimulate brain cell activity and help improve communication between neurons. Over the course of your treatment plan, this therapy gradually changes your brainwave patterns to alleviate symptoms. After just 20-30 PrTMS treatments, most people and children with ADHD experience significant symptom improvement. If you suspect that you or someone you know may have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about MindSet by Serene Health.
We also offer a wide variety of other behavioral health and mental health services and flexible appointments through our Telehealth platform, where you can speak to a therapist online from the location of your choice. Call us at 844-737-3638 or visit www.serenehealth.com to schedule an appointment.