There have been many stressed people throughout these difficult times. I’m here to help you learn COVID-19 risk factors for ADHD. Let me tell you the three main risk factors for ADHD:
What’s the Number One Factor
The number one issue for people with ADHD and anxiety during the covid pandemic is isolation and not being able to socially engage with others. However, now that the world is starting to open up a little, hopefully getting to go out and interact with people will help ease everyone’s anxiety levels.
When someone with ADHD is in isolation for a long time, the Theta brainwaves that already get used excessively are used even more, exhausting your brain. Therefore, not being able to engage with people in a social manner makes your Theta levels too high. That’s why avoiding isolation and getting out there into the world is extremely important.
Second Factor For ADHD
Most of us have found it hard to stay motivated during this pandemic. People with ADHD already struggle with finding the motivation to do anything. An ADHD brain uses too much Theta and the fast speed exhausts the brain, and shifts it into being ready to go to sleep. How can you expect a brain that is shifting into sleep mode to be motivated? The people with ADHD that are the most successful have found a routine to keep them on track.
The pandemic has caused routines to break and has made staying motivated even more difficult. With at-home learning, children and teens can get distracted even quicker. The more scheduled out a person with ADHD’s day is, the more smoothly they will be able to function. For school age teens and children it is especially important to make sure that school gets done before they are allowed to take a break and do something they enjoy.
Watch the video I made for a quick explanation and keep reading below to learn more about the topic.
Final Risk Factor For ADHD
It has been getting harder and harder to stay engaged in the real world. We know that ADHD brains seek out stimulation that is calming like gaming, Instagram, or Facebook. All of those activities feel really great to the ADHD brain because it calms and stimulates it at the same time. Encourage your child to go outside each day to play instead.
Even as a parent or adult, you sometimes have to force yourself to go outside. This can help create a new routine and eliminate risk factors during COVID-19.
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