Many children, adolescents and adults struggle in common, everyday life situations and experiences that others take for granted. You may have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or perhaps not. The Attention Deficit Disorder Association estimates that as many as 85% of adults with ADD have never been formally diagnosed.
Researchers have not identified a single cause behind the different patterns of behavior associated with attention deficit disorders. Therefore, the diagnosis of either ADD or ADHD is complex and requires a thorough clinical evaluation by a qualified professional.
You may experience some or all of the primary symptoms of ADHD, which include:
Inattention : struggling to give close attention to details, making careless mistakes, difficulty sustaining focus in tasks, seeming not to listen when spoken to directly, and/or struggling to follow through on instructions.
Hyperactivity : fidgeting with hands or feet or squirming in seat, feeling restless, difficulty engaging in leisure activities quietly, and/or talking excessively.
Impulsivity : blurting out answers before questions have been completed, and/or interrupting others.
Task Performance : difficulty organizing tasks and activities, avoiding, disliking or is seemingly reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort, losing things necessary for tasks or activities, easily distracted by extraneous stimuli, and/or or frequently forgetful in daily activities.
Our Work Together
In our work together, we will talk about the specific ways that attention deficit is affecting your life, and what areas you would like to improve. We will develop an individualized plan to help you maximize functioning, improve relationships, increase performance at work or school, minimize disruptive behaviors, protect your safety, and increase organizational, time management and task completion skills. I can also provide appropriate referrals for a comprehensive ADHD evaluation if you suspect that you may have ADHD, and/or medication evaluation if needed. Learning how to cope effectively with attention deficit can lead to higher self esteem as you meet your goals and become more effective managing your life.
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