Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dealing with Mood Swings, Hallucinations and Anger in People with ADHD (part 2 of 2)

Another common emotion shown by people with ADHD is anger.  They could, for example, become highly temperamental, which can result to outbursts and violent, aggressive behavior.  This becomes problematic when the anger is directed towards another person or an animal.

A person with ADHD may, at any one time, also exhibit certain symptoms, including restlessness, inability to get along with other people, disobedience particularly to a person of authority (parents, teachers or superiors), frustration and impulsiveness.

Dealing with mood swings, hallucinations and anger
Once a person is diagnosed with ADHD, he is prescribed with medications that help calm and keep him focused.  These medications include antidepressants, anti-anxiety and anticonvulsant – dosage and administration of which will depend on the individual's case.  These drugs, along with behavioral therapy, are very effective for helping the ADHD patient manage his symptoms.

There are a few drawbacks regarding these drugs, however.  One common complaint is that some drugs could lead to hallucinations, especially medications used by children.  The advisory committee of the FDA had made recommendations regarding the inclusion of warning labels on ADHD drugs in order to advice users and their parents of possible side effects.

Other than medications, people with ADHD also do well in an environment where their disorder is well understood and accepted.  Support from family and friends is also critical in helping the individual cope with his illness.

Keeping safe with ADHD
As with every type of disorder, it is important that patients and their families understand what exactly it is they can expect from a condition such as ADHD.  It is also critical that they stay up-to-date with any news or information about treatments that may affect their health in order to prevent bouts of mood swings, anger and hallucinations.  ADHD is a treatable disorder and there is no reason why anyone has to suffer unnecessarily from its symptoms.

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