People often think about ADHD as a some simple problem for Children. ADHD grows from childhood to adulthood. I see good number of adults are struggling with ADHD. But they do not know that they have ADHD. Especially this is a big problem in India. We often mix many things and come up with some generic names for the actual underlying problem. Until people saw the movie “Taare Zameen Par” we had no idea about “Dyslexia”. I am very sure very soon there will be a movie on ADHD. I hope Amir Khan (Director of Taare Zameen Par) is aware about ADHD. If he is then he will really make a movie out of it.
My this little writing attempt is to bring some awareness on ADHD. Before I get into lot of technical terms related to ADHD, let me give a very simple of concept of mine on this topic.
If you go and type ADHD in google you will get lot of sites which talks about ADHD as problem. And if you type “ADHD Gifts/Talents” then you will see all kinds of great things about ADHD and called as gift or genius type. Fortunately or unfortunately both are true !!. Magic is very simple. If you understand ADHD and take necessary actions ( on diet, exercises, focus on strengths, etc ) then it is gift otherwise it is really painful (most often not seen by other person).
The simple metaphor I use for ADHD is “ROSE WITH THORNS”. Got it?
My focus would be on how to cut the thorns and enjoy the ROSE !!