So, what's the link between stress and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? ADHD poses continuing issues that might lead to out-of-control tension and frustration. If you have ADHD and a lot of uncontrolled stress, it might increase your risk of some health problems and make others worse, such as Tics or Tourette's syndrome.Stress is a common trigger for ADHD episodes in adults. At the same time, ADHD can put a person in a constant state of stress. ADHD causes a person's stress levels to rise because they are unable to focus and filter out excessive inputs. Anxiety, which can be caused by looming deadlines, procrastination, or an inability to focus on the task at hand, can exacerbate stress.
Unmanaged stress exacerbates frequent ADHD symptoms. When you're under a lot of pressure, take a look at yourself (when a work project is coming to a due date, for example). Do you seem a little more agitated than usual? Do you find it more difficult to concentrate than usual? Incorporate the following stress-relieving practices into your everyday routine: When performing chores, take regular breaks and indulge in exercise or soothing hobbies such as yoga.
However, not all stressful situations are made equal. According to Dr. Murray, a short-term stressful incident can have certain advantages.
"Stress can be tremendously motivating at times and in some situations," she explains. It could be preparing for an exam or completing a project for a deadline at work. She claims that this type of tension might aid productivity by causing you to "hunker down and focus."
"A certain bit of stress, up to a certain level," Dr. Murray explains, "may serve some functions." However, relying on stress to achieve your goals too often might backfire, and "you reach a point where it's interfering with your talents."