The positive side of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder The positive side of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The positive side of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Small giants 31 July, 2016 Isabel Vallejo


Rather than preventing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), what we can do is identify its symptoms early on, and understand both the challenges and the traits that can be accentuated in people who suffer from it.

ADHD symptoms should not be a problem in the lives of those suffering from this disorder. Dozens of children and young people in the world suffer from it and carry on with their lives normally. In fact, with proper accompaniment and by identifying key factors, many ADHD patients are able to focus on the positive aspects of it and excel in those areas.

The traits that can empower people with ADHD, according to the Cantabria Foundation for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CADAH) include:

  • Their optimism and positivism.
  • They are usually sincere and honest people.
  • Due to their ability to speak and communicate, they can be great public speakers.
  • Hyperactive patients are resourceful, anxious to learn new things and dare to do things others would hesitate to do.
  • They are enthusiastic about the topics and activities they like.
  • They are mentally quick and agile.
  • Have a very high level of imagination and fantasy that makes them highly creative.

ADHD is a psychiatric disorder suffered by 2% to 5% of children worldwide, according to the Spanish Federation of Associations for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.