Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder affecting 3-10% of children. Although AD/HD was once thought to disappear as children grew up, data suggest that one to two thirds of children with AD/HD continue to have significant symptoms throughout life (Wender, Wasserstein, & Wolf, 2001).
Adults with ADHD may have been diagnosed as children and continue to have symptoms. But some were never diagnosed- this group is more likely to include women. ADD/ADHD is a hidden disability and people not familiar with AD/HD may misunderstand symptoms.
Individuals with AD/HD have challenges with self-regulation and motivation. This may cause issues in areas such as distractibility, procrastination, organization, prioritization and impulsivity.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is effective for the treatment of the symptoms related to AD/HD because it uses a behavioral approach. Together, we can address such areas as:
• Inattention and impulsivity
• Organizational skills
• Reducing procrastination
• Learning effective coping strategies for stressful situations