Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is characterized by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, distractibility, hyperactivity, and difficulty organizing tasks. These symptoms not only affect children in the classroom setting but at home as well. Because their brains are wired differently and are considered “fast brains,” they often have trouble concentrating and are easily distracted by extraneous stimuli. ADHD kids also may present with other symptoms, such as anxiety, behavioral outbursts, parental defiance, poor self-esteem, and depression. As teenagers, they may be vulnerable to substance use if their condition goes untreated. Our therapists target organizational skills, impulsivity, inattention, and self-esteem, teaching kids to have confidence in themselves and accept that they are more than their diagnosis.
While ADHD was initially reserved for children only, recent research demonstrates that this condition can persist into adulthood for about 60% of those diagnosed. Changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-V, demonstrate a change in this thinking as well. While some adults have found effective ways to compensate for these symptoms, others may still struggle with it. And they may even experience difficulties in their relationships due to untreated symptoms. Contact one of our therapists to rebuild your relationships.