Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD (also called ADD) is a common childhood disorder that can continue into adolescence and adulthood. It is often characterized by difficulty focusing or sustaining attention, difficulty controlling behaviors, and hyperactivity. ADHD is often correlated with considerable school, work or relationship challenges.

Genetics likely play a significant role in the development of ADHD. For someone who has ADHD, the part of the brain responsible for “tuning out” unnecessary information and curbing impulses is not functioning adequately.

The following are often associated with ADHD:

  • Difficulty attending to details and following through with instructions
  • Difficulty organizing tasks and activities
  • Loses things and makes careless mistakes
  • Easily distracted and often forgetful
  • Has excessive energy and trouble staying seated
  • Frequently interrupts others and has difficulty waiting his or her turn
  • Talks excessively and blurts out statements or answers to questions prematurely

ADHD Treatment

ADHD Treatment often includes medication, psychoeducation, psychotherapy or a combination. Medication can provide a considerable calming effect, helping the brain function more effectively and making it a bit easier for the individual to focus on their work and control their behavior. Psychotherapy helps facilitate improved behavior management and increased relaxation and attention.

Therapy for ADHD

ADHD Therapy addresses the personal and relational challenges associated with the disorder. Behavior therapy and relaxation training are forms of ADHD treatment that can be effective. Psychotherapy is useful in developing an increased ability to monitor one’s own thoughts and behavior.

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a few of the symptoms described above, ADHD treatment should be considered. This includes an initial evaluation and a treatment plan tailored to your goals. If you have questions and would like a free 10-minute consultation, call or email today.

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