Adults who deal with ADHD have a major problem to deal with. As adults, there are far more responsibilities for one to deal with than there are as a child. Also, unlike childhood ADD, adult ADHD usually does not go away. This is why adult ADHD takes an approach of holistic and long-term treatment that is different in nature and method that that used to treat the childhood version of the same disorder.
Even with all of the speculation that ADHD is a mental illness, the jury is out and it really does not matter. It is obviously not dangerous nor is it a psychotic issue. Regardless of what it is not, it does destroy lives. It is treatable, but if it is not treated, even some of the most intelligent kids and adults never develop fully in life. Instead, due to the disorder, poverty is generally the result and this is sad.
At the same time, ADHD can be treated and the methods are controversial to state the least. In the area, adhd support groups dobbs ferry residents can use are nearby. Having some support from other ADHD adults will assist you in getting through some of the tougher times and it will help you meet like-minded people who may have some solutions for you.
There is never a problem whether you are on medications or not. With a good support group, there is no judgment around that issue. Even though pharmaceutical treatment of ADHD has become controversial, you do not need to fear it will cause an uproar in a closed, private support group.
Get ready to share your experiences if you want and remember to keep your ears open to the experiences of others. So many people will want to share. You do not have to if you do not feel comfortable. Sometimes, just listening can be support enough.