ADHD

Often adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be highly functioning and highly capable individuals and professionals. ADHD is a brain-based issue that a person deals with over the course of the lifespan, yet sometimes it goes undetected until adulthood because of intuitive coping skills that the individual has developed. ADHD is not something that a person will outgrow.

The three primary characteristics of ADHD are inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in each person. Additionally, ADHD in children looks very different than ADHD in adults.

ADHD makes it difficult for a person to inhibit their spontaneous responses, including everything from movement to speech to assertiveness. These frustrations can later lead to low self-esteem as well as friction with family, friends and co-workers. Often there are problems with forgetfulness no matter how clearly instructions are presented. ADHD causes problems with planning and executing tasks efficiently.

Treatment involves a task-oriented and strategic approach that targets
behavioral management strategies that can make a dramatic difference with improving your symptoms and overall quality of life. Therapeutic
interventions target skill development by cultivating:

*Planning and organization skills

*Creating systems for organizing thought processes

*Eliminating distractions
*Improving mindfulness around impulsivity

*Enhancing academic performance for college students

*Building time management skills

*Developing work productivity and efficiency

A comprehensive diagnostic assessment is needed for ADHD to rule out any other emotional issues that could be contributing to the clinical outcome.

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