Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. This is a condition that includes attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. ADHD may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work.

When diagnosing ADHD, medical professionals will evaluate symptoms that will appear in three categories.

Symptoms that fall under the behavioral categories are aggression, excitability, fidgeting, hyperactivity, impulsivity, irritability, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of words or actions.

Next we have cognitive symptoms. They are absent-mindedness, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, problems paying attention, or short attention span.

Lastly, there are mood symptoms of ADHD which include anger, anxiety, boredom, excitement, or mood swings.

This common condition can last for a lifetime, but proper treatment can dramatic help someone with ADHD. Our first recommendation is to seek one of the therapies that has been shown to treat ADHD. The following is a list of different therapies.

Support groups are a form of counseling that focuses on sharing experiences among people with a similar condition and goal. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on modifying negative thoughts, behaviors and emotional responses associated with psychological distress. Next, there is anger management. Counseling psychology is another therapy that treats ADHD. Family therapy is a good option for those experiencing ADHD at a young age. Psychoeducation helps empower patients through education. Lastly, Applied Behavioral Analysis is a teaching method that encourages positive behavior.

We offer a number of different therapies that can help with you or your loved ones concerns about ADHD. Trust that you are in good hands. These are our therapists who treat ADHD…

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