COULD ADHD BE CAUSING YOU RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS?
As a practicing psychologist I see people who are dealing with relationship problems as well as those who have symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Sometimes, it is the same person. I have also seen amazing changes in relationship issues when medication is prescribed for the ADHD.
First, I would like to say that I am not a big supporter of medication; however, there are some instances where it is necessary. When a person's daily life is having significant problems with irritability, impulsivity, focus, and concentration, medication may be helpful. Changes have been seen almost immediately when medication is used to help people such as this.
Relationships often have problems due to communication problems. People with ADHD often don't listen, and they have poor communication skills. They are prone to act impulsively and to not think through a situation before they act. Aver-talking others, butting into a conversation, and ignoring the needs of others can often be seen in one with ADHD.
With proper treatment for ADHD the therapy to help a troubled relationship can move more smoothly.
Dr. Nona Owens
580 Springridge Rd.
Clinton, Ms. 39056