Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition characterized by a pattern of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that affects daily functioning and development. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of ADHD is crucial for getting the appropriate support.
When to Seek Help
If you or someone you care about is showing signs of ADHD, consider reaching out to a healthcare professional for an assessment. Early intervention can lead to better outcomes and a higher quality of life.
Common Symptoms of ADHD
- Difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play
- Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
- Struggles with organization and meeting deadlines
- Frequently loses necessary items (e.g., keys, paperwork, eyeglasses)
- Easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
Hyperactivity and Impulsivity:
- Fidgeting, tapping hands or feet, or squirming in seat
- Often leaves seat in situations when remaining seated is expected
- Feels restless or often acts as if “driven by a motor”
- Talks excessively and has difficulty waiting their turn
- Interrupts or intrudes on others’ conversations or games
How Therapy Can Help
- Teaches strategies to reduce disruptive behaviors and improve organization and time management skills.
- Helps in setting specific goals and using rewards and consequences to achieve behavior change.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
- Aids in understanding how thoughts and feelings affect behavior.
- Provides coping strategies and skills to manage symptoms.
Family and Parental Therapy:
- Offers education to family members about ADHD and how to support a loved one.
- Guides parents in effective parenting strategies tailored to children with ADHD.
- Facilitates the sharing of experiences and strategies among individuals with ADHD.
- Helps in developing social skills and learning from peers.
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