If you begin to show any adult ADHD symptoms, consult your doctor. Using the oDoc app, you could reach out to the country’s leading practitioners very easily.
The doctors may do a physical examination, run a few tests and most importantly, will check for the below.
- Adult ADHD symptoms
- The time and place they started
- The impact of these symptoms on your day-to-day
- A family history of ADHD
- Any other health concerns or recent life events like a divorce in the family
It’s not possible to get rid of ADHD and you don’t have to. All you need to do is manage it.
Your doctor will work with you using a combination of medications, skill training and counseling.
People lead very happy, healthy lives with ADHD.
What is Sri Lanka Doing Wrong?
We stumbled across a Reddit user who shared an experience of a psychiatrist dismissing adult ADHD saying, ‘everyone feels like they have ADHD’.
If you ever experience adult ADHD symptoms and someone brushes it off, ignore them and not the symptoms.
In Sri Lanka, overlooking ADHD is very common and that is the root of all obstacles staying in the way of leading better lives.
Secondly, hyperactivity and other adult ADHD symptoms are seen as mental illness. It’s merely a psychiatric diagnosis/condition. University of Jayewardenepura Faculty of Medical Sciences Department of Psychiatry senior lecturer and Colombo South Teaching Hospital Kalubowila honorary consultant psychiatrist Dr. Dulshika Waas confirms this.
Being Normal With ADHD
You can be having attention deficit hyperactivity and still be normal. It’s just a condition. It doesn’t make you any less.
It’s one of the many obstacles people face.
If at all, it makes you extraordinary. Think of all the high-spirited and spontaneous energy you bring to this world.
Get the best out of this by keeping it at bay with prescribed doable treatments and counseling. Your first step is to consult your doctor for a quick diagnosis via oDoc today!