Do you often…
- feel frustrated?
- feel exasperated?
- start, but never finish projects?
- find your attention wandering off at the slightest distraction?
- allow yourself to be ruled by disorganization?
- feel like the Peanuts character, Pigpen, surrounded by a little cloud of chaos?
- feel moody and conflicted?
Do you, or does someone you love, experience…
- poor internal supervision?
- short attention span?
- impulse control problems?
- difficulty learning from past errors?
- lack of forethought?
The symptoms of ADHD fall into three groups:
- lack of attention (inattentiveness)
- impulsive behavior (impulsivity
Some children and adults with ADHD primarily have the inattentive type. Others may have a combination of types. Those with the inattentive type are less disruptive and are more likely to not be diagnosed with ADHD.
People with ADHD are at risk for developing other issues over time, including alcohol and drug abuse or addiction, anger management and behavioral problems, and mood disorders. This diagnosis can be overused and abused (like all the rest of them), but the fact remains that ADHD is a legitimate disorder caused by a neurological dysfunction in the prefrontal cortex of the brain.
A person with ADHD must learn effective ways to cope with these differences. Effective therapy includes traditional approaches such as psychotherapy and medication management.
Let NewPath Counseling work with you or your child to develop a comprehensive treatment program and establish coping skills to make a better tomorrow!