What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can negatively affect people’s daily lives. It can be a very debilitating disorder if not carefully managed and supported. ADHD can create personal and professional difficulties, including relationship problems, substance abuse, and problems at work and school. People with ADHD generally get bored or frustrated easily, They find it hard to concentrate or pay attention and find it hard to follow directions. They also act impulsively and they are always on the move.
Behaviors and frustrations related to ADHD include:
- Difficulty completing tasks (missing deadlines, procrastination)
- Disorganization (messy desks & rooms)
- Misunderstanding/Misinterpreting instructions
- Inability to sustain simple tasks
- Frequently losing items such as keys & wallets
ADHD also causes impulsivity, which is an inability to control certain behaviors. This may be evident in problems such as:
- Substance abuse
- Impulsive sexual behavior
- Sudden verbal outbursts
- Binge eating
- Issues with emotional health regulation
What causes ADHD is still uncertain. The factors believed to be involved are heredity, chemical imbalance, and changes in the brain. Other factors that may contribute to ADHD include injury to the brain, brain disorder, and poor nutrition. If the symptoms of ADHD become severe and are interfering with your daily life then it may be beneficial to seek treatment at a counseling center.
ADHD can be treated and symptoms can be controlled. Here at the Mount Vernon Counseling Center we will provide professional therapy and treatment that includes medication and psychological therapies such as support groups, social skills training, behavior modification, medication in some cases. Our mental health team will be with you during your entire treatment process providing support and guidance. We enjoy seeing our patient taking control of their ADHD symptoms and working towards a better life.
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