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ADHD Treatment and Assessment

People with ADHD are highly intelligent and gifted individuals who have oftentimes not been given adequate support and understanding in their lives to feel and become as successful as they would hope.

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a cognitive brain difference that is typically marked by inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD must be present during childhood and continued to be seen during adulthood. ADHD is not a deficit of attention, it is actually a struggle to regulate attention, focus, and oftentimes emotion.

"ADHD is like having a Ferrari Engine for a brain with bicycle brakes. Strengthen the brakes and you have a champion"
- Dr. Hallowell

What Causes ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental difference where the brain or central nervous system grew or developed differently. The circuits related to motivation, attention, organization and reward are affected. Genetics also play a strong role in ADHD, which is often passed down in families. At least 25% of people with ADHD have a close family member who also has ADHD.

ADHD Therapy

It is important to take a systemic approach when working with ADHD. There are two important aspects in ADHD therapy. The first is looking at the emotional impact ADHD has on one's everyday life. ADHD can lead to a host of emotional challenges such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, difficulty regulating emotions and maintaining jobs and relationships. The second is the importance of examining executive functioning skills and developing strategies around organization, task initiation, motivation, communication, all to help improve overall day to day functioning, which in turn will also lead to a lessened emotional impact.

Please reach out with more detailed questions about ADHD Therapy and Assessments