We all know some individuals who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who blurt out inappropriate comments or don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them. Some grow out of it, while others do not. For those adults who have not, I can help strengthen skills in focus and thinking more clearly.
While it’s normal for them to forget their homework, daydream during class or act without thinking, inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. ADHD makes it difficult for a person to inhibit their spontaneous responses, including everything from movement to speech to assertiveness.
Some with ADHD may be constantly in-motion, bouncing off the walls and disrupting those around them, while others with ADHD may sit quietly, with their attention miles away.
There are three primary characteristics of ADHD: Inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity, though all three aren’t always prominent in one individual.
Individuals with ADHD may:
- Have trouble staying focused or get easily distracted
- Appear not to be listening when spoken to
- Constantly fidget and squirm
- Talk excessively
- Act without thinking
- Interrupt often, or say the wrong thing at the wrong time
- Have a quick temper or “short fuse”
Whether or not your loved one have symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are due to ADHD, they can cause problems if left untreated. Individuals who can’t focus or control themselves or get into trouble often find it hard to make friends. These frustrations can later lead to low self-esteem as well as friction for the whole family.
Treatment can make a dramatic difference in a person’s symptoms. With the right support, they can get on track for success in all areas of life.
If you’re interested in learning more about ADD and ADHD therapy, please contact me today so we can schedule an appointment. I would be happy to share how I can help your loved one achieve success and grow.