Yourwellness Magazine Explains Perils of Adult ADHD

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With the number of drugs prescribed to treat adults with ADHD in Scotland doubling, Yourwellness Magazine explored the perils of ADHD during adulthood.

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In Scotland, the number of drugs prescribed to treat adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has more than doubled in the past four years, The Scotsman reported October 6th. According to the article, “Treatment of people with ADHD doubles in four years,” while the number of adults receiving treatment has increased significantly, estimates have suggested that as many as 60,000 in Scotland could have ADHD. Andrea Bilbow, chief executive for charity the Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS), commented, ‘In adults, the medication will make them a bit more motivated and organised. It will certainly make them realise how much help they do need.’ (

As a follow-up, Yourwellness Magazine delved into the perils of experiencing ADHD during adulthood. Yourwellness Magazine explained, ‘Those familiar with the mental health condition, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, may associate it mostly with children and the extreme behaviours that those affected by it can sometimes exhibit. If you were to carry out some research on the subject on the internet, the vast majority of articles you are likely to come across will be those describing its impact upon children and what treatments can be used to make symptoms more manageable. However, whilst many children do suffer from it, millions of adults also live with the distressing effects of ADHD, and many have been able to experience it, without the need for medication. (

Yourwellness Magazine continued to say that a significant amount of adult patients do take powerful stimulants on a daily basis, and some have become addicted to them. Yourwellness Magazine noted there is much controversy in the medical community regarding the effectiveness of medications used to treat ADHD, although some have proven to be completely harmless and have also had a positive impact on sufferers. Yourwellness Magazine explained that as a person with ADHD ages, their symptoms and extreme behaviour is likely to intensify, which is why research continues on how to create an effective and harmless medical treatment for ADHD.

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