The brain of an adult with ADHD, we know, has a very similar to the brain performance pattern that kids have that struggle with ADHD. That’s because ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder meaning that it develops in early childhood. People are born with a brain pattern and usually, children struggle with ADHD. Unless they have the proper treatment they will continue to struggle with the brain performance pattern that creates the symptoms across their lifetime. Therefore creates and leads to adult ADHD. Continue reading to learn about the adult ADHD brain.
Watch the video I made for a quick explanation and keep reading below to learn more about the topic.
What Do We Know About The Adult ADHD Brain?
So what we know is that there’s too much slow brain processing speed being used. It is called Theta and it’s basically the speed that makes your brain fall asleep. Theta is supposed to kick in at night time when we’re starting to get tired. However, if you have to deal with too much of that all day long it’s like your brains trying to fall asleep.
At the same time, we also know, especially in adults that there’s not enough fast activity in the central and back perinatal areas in the brain. So those brain areas are dragging because there not using enough fast speed to be able to process information. The frontal lob is impacted in children and adults being used too much slowness and not enough fastness. It means that you won’t be able to focus, you will be easily distracted, you won’t be able to organize or stay attentive.
How it Affects Your Life?
You’ll have difficulty focusing during your workday. Meaning you have to bring it home and you still don’t get it done. It impacts your relationships. We know that there’s a much higher percentage of divorce when it comes to people with ADHD. You may drink, smoke marijuana, or take drugs to stimulate and calm your nervous system simultaneously. That brain pattern is being used at all times.
We know that there’s a comorbid anxiety pattern that happens. Meaning your brain starts to use lots of gas to offset the breaking. This leads to anxiety, increased stress, which can lead people to addictions.
What to do About it
The easy thing that science proves that you can do is to have an EEG brain map to identify your adult ADHD. You’ll be able to see it with your own eyes. Then if it’s there more science proves that that brain ADHD pattern can be cleaned up. It can literally be heal so that your brain performs better. Therefore, causing you to feel better in your mind and your body. It is a top-down approach using neurological regulation to bring the brain back online. So then you can perform better.
If you’re interested in learning more visit my website at drtrishleigh.com or my private practice under leighbrainandspine.com. I also have a youtube channel, where you can learn more about neurofeedback.